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Nicole Jannis, cancer survivor (2nd from the right) and her “Crush Cancer” team participate in Sunday’s CIBC Run for the Cure in Barrie. The Run/Walk 
attracted participants from Orillia, south to Bradford, to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 


> Thousands 
participated 
in the Bar- 
rie-Oril- 
lia CIBC Run for 
the Cure, on Sun¬ 
day, October 5. 


About 2,600 women, men and 
children packed Heritage Park in 
Barrie on Sunday, for the annual CIBC 
Run for the Cure, a fundraiser for the 
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Pink dominated - from feather boas 
and pink wigs, to t-shirts and crazy 
headgear. But the focus of the annual 
Run was on the cancer survivors, who 
came out to participate, encourage 
and inspire die runners and walkers. 


“This is why we’re here today - these 
ladies are our heroes," said one emcee. 

Nicole Jannis stepped on stage, hair 
dyed pink, wearing a "Super Survivor” 
cape emblazoned with the words, "We 
can’t fly, but we can cure cancer.” 
Diagnosed with breast cancer 6 
months ago, Jannis shared her 
challenges - and urged everyone, 
"Don’t be afraid to be tested.” 

Jannis said that, due to concerns, she 


had asked for a mammogram, but 
had been turned down because of her 
“young age." Five months later, she 
discovered a large lump in her breast, 
through breast self-examination. 

"There's no room for negativity,” she 
told the crowd. There may be tears, 
there may be anger, but “you use that 
pain., to fight back" 

Jannis started treatment, but on her 
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Few residents of Bradford had heard 
of the Horlings Drainage scheme - 
until last year, when high water, heavy 
rains and strong northerly winds led 
to the failure of a dyke just east of 
Bradford, flooding 166 acres of prime 
marsh farmland. 

The breach, on May 25,2013, was 
the result of slumping of the saturated 
substrates, and the push of water 
against the dyke, causing a “blow out.” 
Emergency repairs were undertaken, 
and the floodwaters, 1.2 to 1.5 metres 
deep, were pumped down - but days 
later, on June 16, a second breach 
occurred just 15 metres from the first. 
The crops, of carrots and onions, were 


under the jurisdiction of the Holland 
Marsh Joint Municipal Services Board, 
as a municipal drainage scheme. 

On October 7, a mandatory Public 
Meeting under the Drainage Act 
was held in Council, to explain the 
proposed work and hear a report by 


Smart noted that although the 
flooding did not qualify for Emergency 
designation by the province, and 
therefore for emergency funding, 
Drainage Superintendent Frank 
Jonkman Jr. was authorized to carry 
out immediate emergency repairs. 

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October 17th, 4pm-8pm 
Saturday, October 18th, 10am-4pm 


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dyke contained "organic peat 
material.” That material was replaced 
with “imported clay,” and the dykes 
widened to improve stability, during 
the repairs. 

“However, there is much to be done, 
and there’s urgency to do it,” Smart 
said. "Time is of an essence.” 

He outlined the proposed work, 
which includes widening and 
straightening the north side canal, 
eliminating die existing “jog" that 
contributed to the failure of the dyke; 
and twinning the main culvert to the 
south side canal, doubling its capacity. 

The proposed work encompasses 
2,250 metres of external dyke and 
ditchwork, 1,300 metres of internal 
ditching, a pumping station, 14 pipe 
culverts, and 1,600 metres of work on 
the canals. 

The overall cost of the project is 
estimated at $1,297,670, which 
includes $739,200 for construction, 
engineering costs of $130,000; 
$175,000 for Supervision and non¬ 
administration costs, and $177,470 for 
Allowances. 

Under the Drainage Act, costs 
are recoverable from “benefiting 
landowners’! within the drainage are; 

- in this case the Town of Bradford 
West Gwillimbury and its Waste Water 
Treatment Plant; farmers Angelino 
Marques, John Marques and Randy 
Riffert, and a numbered Ontario 
company. The farmers are eligible for 
a grant from the Ontario Ministry of 
Agriculture and Food, covering one- 
third of their share. Landowners will 
also be repaid, for any land taken for 
the scheme, or crop losses. 

Council received the report of the 
Engineer, and gave a By-law approving 
the Horlings Drainage Scheme 1st 
and 2nd reading - starting the appeals 
process. Notice of a Court of Revision 
will be sent out within 30 days; once 
all appeals have been heard and dealt 
with, Council can give the By-law 
3rd and final reading - and work can 
begin. 


Fatal accident 

Around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, 
South Simcoe Police, paramedics 
and BWG Fire & Emergency 
Services were called to a home 
in Bradford. A man had been 
working on his car, when it fell on 
him, and trapped him underneath. 
He was home alone at the time, 
and was not found until some time 
after the accident occurred. 

Fire & Rescue extricated the 
victim, but he was pronounced 
dead at the scene. A Coroner’s 
investigation continues, with 
assistance from the South Simcoe 
Police Traffic Unit. 

Police advise that the identity of 
the victim will not be released. 


All 

Candidates 
for Council 

With 22 candidates certified and 
running for Ward Councillor in the 
2014 Bradford West Gwillimbury 
municipal election, there were those 
who wondered how the Bradford 
Board of Trade and Holland Marsh 
Growers’ Association would handle 
the All-candidates' meeting. 

But on October 1, seated at a table 
that stretched the width of the 
auditorium, 19 of the 22 candidates 
introduced themselves, and answered 
questions from an audience of about 
150, in an evening that offered 
information, entertainment, and the 
occasional fireworks. 

Candidates ranged from long¬ 
time members of Council, seeking 
re-election, to residents involved 
in politics for the first time. And 
the questions were as varied as the 
candidates, ranging from a query 
about the volunteer involvement of 
those running, to Property taxes. 

Unlike the Mayoral-Deputy Mayoral 
meeting, two days earlier, the meeting 
gave candidates 1 minute to respond 
to questions, and 30 seconds for 
rebuttal; answers are given by Ward, 
not necessarily in the order in which 
they were given. 

Question: Why are property tax bills 
going up, and what % of the total bill is 
from the Town ? 

Ward 1 

Fabio Di Genova: “Taxes are going up 
because current Council is spending 
more than they have.” 

Raj Sandhu: “Gas prices are going 
up, hydro is going up,” but the tax 
increases over the past term have 
averaged 1.3% - less than the rate of 
inflation. He noted that the Town 
accounts for only about a third of 
the Property tax (Ed. note: actual 
percentage is 39.15%, which includes 
Library, but not South Simcoe Police; 
the Police budget is governed by an 
independent Police Services Board). 
Ward 2 

Gary Baynes: Going through a 
budget line by line is a good idea, but 
the Town also should be "obtaining 
good estimates initially, being aware 
when a project... is going over-budget, 
determining accountability for any 
cost overruns.” 

Rajan Joshi: “We need more money. 
More money can only come from 
another (level of) government, or 
raising taxes.” As for lowering taxes, “It 
never happens.” 

Jim Slykhuis: “I believe taxes are 
going to go up until we get industrial 
lands at die 400. As long as we 
continue to focus on single family 
residential homes, our taxes are going 
to go up.” 

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Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 3 


Scooter tour an ‘eye-opener’ 



Photo and story by Miriam King, Bradford Times 
From left, BWG Accessibility Advisory Committee member John Jamieson joins 
Phil Watkins and Councillors Raj Sandhu and Carl Hordyk on a "scooter tour” of 
downtown Holland St. West - highlighting issues with the sidewalks and curbs. 


For years, pedestrians have been 
complaining that they have been 
tripping over Bradford’s uneven and 
broken sidewalks. 

The challenge to the able-bodied 
is doubled for those using walkers, 
scooters and wheelchairs. In some 
areas, broken sidewalks and curbs that 
are too high have forced those with 
disabilities to travel on the roadways. 

To raise awareness, resident 
Phil Watkins invited members of 
the Bradford West Gwilkmbury 
Accessibility Advisory Committee to 
take a "Scooter Tour" of the sidewalks 
along Holland St. West, on October 2. 
They were joined by Town Engineering 
staff 

Watkins, who has two prosthetic 
limbs, brought along several scooters 
- and John Jamieson - left a paraplegic 
after a hunting accident. Councillors 
Raj Sandhu and Carl Hordyk rode 
along, to experience what he and 
others go through on a daily basis. 


“You feel every little bump," Watkins 
warned. 

Watkins noted that despite 

cracks and lifted sections of sidewalk, 
“It’s better.” 

Town staff, as directed by Council 
this summer, have been carrying out 
temporary sidewalk repairs in the 
downtown area, and over the past 
month or so have been grinding 
down curbs and raised sections of 
sidewalks, and filling in cracks and 
holes in the pavement, making travel 

Watkins shared stories of spills on 
scooters, injuries, and falls. Councillor 
Sandhu received first-hand experience 
of the trauma, when the 3-wheeled 
scooter he was using hit a barrier and 
tipped over. “It was an eye-opener," he 

The sidewalk repairs, approved at the 
same time as the repaving of Holland 
St., will continue. 



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The 

Bradford Times 

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SANDY DAVIES, Regional Publisher/Advertising DELLA WHITLAM, Classified 905-775-4471, 

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our editorial 

Yes, it’s true! 

Yes, It’s true: On October 6, 

Quebecor announced the sale of 
Sun Media’s 175 English language 
newspapers to Postmedia - including 
the Bradford Times. 

A story by Antonella Artuso, QMI 
Agency, reads in part: “The $316 
million purchase of Sun Media’s 
English language papers will create 
the country’s largest digital and 
news organization, Postmedia 
president and CEO Paul Godfrey 
says. Postmedia is positioning itself 
to compete with digital behemoths 
to provide homegrown content on 
multiple platforms - print, web, 
tablet and smartphone... Godfrey, 
the former president and CEO of Sun 
Media, pointed out that many senior 
Postmedia Executives have links back 
to the chain. “In some ways, today is 
a family reunion." 

Postmedia has no plans to close 
down newspapers, even in the 
markets where it already has a 
competing product, Godfrey said. 
While there are no job guarantees, 
there are no immediate plans to 
conduct layoffs and, in some cases. 
Postmedia has identified places 
where the staff may need to be beefed 
up, he said.” 

Good news for newspapers. 

And a comment on the All 
Candidates’ meeting on October 1: 
Nineteen of the 22 certified 
candidates participated in an evening 
that was both challenging and 
entertaining. There were high points 


- including Sly Murray’s “jump the 
sofa” enthusiasm for Bradford - but 
also low points, and some personal 
jabs. 

Top issues identified included 
Seniors' housing, property taxes, 
and the debt load currendy carried 
by the Town. There were some 
misconceptions, but also some valid 
concerns - in particular, that land 
acquisition costs for the 5th Line- 
Hwy. 400 interchange could balloon, 
as they did for Dissette St.-8th Line. 

Since a good chunk of the land 
needed is owned by the very 
developers who will benefit from 
construction of the interchange, 
and since there are no established 
commercial businesses to be 
impacted by expropriation, we think 
it unlikely that costs will skyrocket to 
the extent they did on the Dissette St. 
project. 

We also have a suggestion: In 
addition to negotiating with the 
County and the Province to pay a 
share of the land acquisition costs, 
we think Council should ensure that 
the 8th Line-Dissette “by-pass” is 
uploaded to the County of Simcoe, 
as a connecting link between the 
County and York Region. 

We invite anyone who doubts that 
it is a connecting link to stand at the 
comer of Dissette and Bridge St., 
any morning, and watch the flow of 

It’s a by-pass, a connecting link, and 
the County should assume the road, 
and the debt load. 


Good Neighbours Week in BWG 


Whereas: The Good Neighbours 
Campaign is part of the Town 
of Bradford West Gwillimbury’s 
commitment to promote information 
volunteering and build strong, safe 
communities: and 

Whereas: by encouraging, recognizing 
and celebrating informal volunteering 
and acts of kindness a local Good 
Neighbours Campaign encourages 
each of us to reach out and help a 
neighbour, particularly the sick, frail and 
the elderly: and the Good Neighbours 
Campaign has been in effect in Bradford 


West Gwillimbury since 1994; and 
Whereas: the Good Neighbours concept 
can make use of existing resources and 
community goodwill to enhance the 
quality of life for all; 

Therefore Be it Resolved: That 
his Worship Mayor Doug White 
and Members of Council hereby 
proclaim October 12-18,2014 as 
Good Neighbours Week in the Town 
of Bradford West Gwillimbury and 
encourage everyone to take the time to 
reach out and help one another. Watch 
for the Good Neighbours flag. 



Rebecca Janse, left, and Makayla Schoonhoven will be participating in a 2 month Mission Trip 
to Dominican Republic next year, through their school, Toronto District Christian High School 
- working in orphanages, teaching English and helping build new facilities. To help pay for their 
trip they hosted a fundraising Lasagne Dinner at Springdale Christian Reformed Church on 
September 20, and raised $2,900 in one evening. 

letters to the editor 


Thank you to young volunteers 

To the editor: We had a very successful 
Bradford Ribfest, September 19-21. The 
weather co-operated, for the most part, and 
once again citizens of BWG showed they are 
not daunted by a little mud and this year, 
blasts of cold air. 

I would like to commend the student 
volunteers participating in Ribfest this year. 
They were a fine group of young people and 
they worked very hard. I particularly would 
like to give a shout-out to the students who 
were working in the Waste Management 
station. They worked very hard, especially on 
the Friday afternoon, when there were only 

2 young men on duty. This is difficult, non- 
glamorous work, and they embraced it with 
enthusiasm! 

If anyone complains to you about “Young 
people today,” just tell them they are not 
looking in the right places. These young 
people represent out future, and we are in 
good hands indeed. 

Ruth Brooks, BWG 

Double theft, double shame 

To the editor: Twice a year for the past 

3 years, the Phys. Ed. department at Holy 
Trinity Catholic High School has put on an 
adventure race at Scanlon Creek Conservation 
Area. One hundred students enjoy a day of 
physical challenge, team building and nature 
appreciation. 

Unfortunately, the last two events have been 
marred by either a thoughdess or malicious 
individucJ who has stolen ropes from one 
of the challenges along the way. In May, a 
teacher set up a web-like structure, using 
about 200’ of rope among some trees at an 
upper pavilion. He returned to the main 
pavilion to pick up his station volunteers, and 
returned to find the ropes stolen in that 20 
minute time period. We were incredulous. 


This year, he left the site for only about 10 
minutes, and once again the ropes were gone 
when he returned. 

If you thought these ropes were "abandoned” 
wotdd you please return them to Holy Trinity 
High School? And if you knew you were 
stealing them, I hope you feel good about 
stealing from the hard-working people who 
volunteered their time and equipment to run 
this event. These ropes belonged personally to 
some of the teachers involved. 

Craig & Cheryl McLaughlin, HTHS 



Submitted Photo 

Holy Trinity High School student participates 
in an Adventure Race at Scanlon Creek C.A. 














Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 5 


At the Danube Centre 

The Danube Seniors Leisure Centre is located at 715 
Simcoe Rd., south of Bradford. For information on 
programs and events, call 905-775-0612. 

Coming up: 

. Quilt Raffle. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 for a chance to 
win prizes that include a $25 No Frills Gift Card donated by 
the Craft Room; a Pine Quilt Rack from the Woodworking 
shop, a Paper Tole picture (framed) by Pat Ledlie, and the 
grand prize of a Reversible Quilt, by Elke Pitkin. 

. Birthday Luncheon, on Thursday, October 16 at 11:30 
a.m. Caribbean Roast Pork, Rice Pilaf, Salad, Coffee, Tea 
and Dessert, only $8 for members, $9 for non-members. 

Lunch at CHATS 

CHATS Community & Home Assistance to Seniors has 
something special planned for Halloween. The Seniors 
Wellness Program is hosting "Bring a Friend for Lunch 
Day" on Thursday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 
CHATS Bradford office, 448 Holland St. West. 

Come and bring a friend for free Halloween-themed 
lunch! Costumes are optional. Please pre-register with 
Laura at 1-905-726-5607. 

Glamour Shots at CHATS 

CHATS Community & Home Assistance to Seniors is 
hosting its 5th annual Glamour Shots event. Clients will 
receive hair make-overs provided by the staff of Tangles 
Hair Salon, then pose for glamour photos, taken by Kim 
Dodge Photography. 

The event takes place at the CHATS MediChair offices in 
Bradford, 448 Holland St. West on Thursday, October 23, 
from 10 a.m. to noon. 


Bradford Legion's C&W Dance 


The Bradford Legion is hosting a 
Fall Country & Western Dance on 
Saturday, October 18, from 8 p.m. to 
midnight. Only $10 per person. Back 
by popular demand - Brett Baker, live! 
Includes light late night snack, door 
prizes and more at the Legion, 115 
Back St. For tickets call 905-775-5025. 


Remembrance... The annual 
Remembrance Dinner will take place 
at the Bradford Legion on Saturday, 
November 8, starting with cocktails 
at 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. $15 per 
person. Veterans, please contact the 
Legion for a special invitation. 

The Ladies’ Auxiliary Craft Show 
takes place Sunday, November 23 
at the Legion Hall. Vendor spots are 
available; call 905-775-5025 for details 
or to reserve your space. 


General Meetings take place on the 
3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. All 
members are encouraged to attend. 

Friday Night Social Time - every 
Friday at 6 p.m. at the Bradford Branch 
of the Royal Canadian Legion, 115 


the month, enjoy Karaoke with Bob 
Serran, starting at 8 p.m. The public is 
welcome to attend. No cover charge.) 

Euchre, on the 1st and 3rd Saturday 
of each month. Registration starts at 1 
p.m., play starts at 1:30 p.m. The public 
is welcome to attend. 

Photo: Bradford Branch 521 of the 


in Doors Open Bradford on Oct. 4, 
with displays of militaria and branch 
records. Here, the Ladies Auxiliary. 



Do you have a relative, a friend or 
acquaintance who lost their life in the 
defence of Canada? Do you have any 
information or photographs? 

The Bradford Legion is putting together 
a Book of Remembrance, and is looking 
for information from the Community. 
For more information, contact Ruth 
Brooks at the Bradford Legion, 905- 
775-5025. Photo: Ruth Brooks with the 
Book, at Doors Open Bradford, Oct. 4. 


The inaugural 
Orville 
Hand Darts 
Tournament 

will take place 
at the Legion 
on Saturday, 
October 25. 
Details are 
available at 
the Branch, or 
call 905-775- 
5025 for more 
information. 




















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Members of the public are invited to attend all Council, Committee 
of the Whole and other Committee meetings. Meeting dates, 
times, and agendas are available from the Town’s website at 


Council Chambers, 425 Holland St. W. 

• CANCELLED - Tues. Nov 4 @ 7:00 p.m., BWG Library & Cultural Centre, Zima Room 




Police Services Board 

• Mon. Oct 20 @ 7:00 p.m., Community Room, Innisfil Town Hall, 
2101 Innisfil Beach Rd. 


. . : 


That his worship Mayor Doug White 
and Council Proclaim: 

October 2014 Lupus Awareness Month 
October 2014 Toastmasters Month 
October 5-11 Fire Prevention Week 


Town Wide Fall Flushing 

Residents are advised that the Town of Bradford 
West Gwillimbury Water Division will be starting 
their town wide annual program of flushing water 
hydrants. Water will be run at every hydrant to 
ensure a clean and fresh water supply for our 
municipal water customers. 

This program will run from September 22nd to 
October 31st, 2014. The flushing will take place 
during the day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday 
to Friday. 

We hope to undertake the work on an area-by-area 
basis, but as the work may affect adjacent areas, 
we ask all customers to be patient during this time. 
Should you experience discoloured water, please 
flush your system in the laundry tub and bath room 
for up to 10 minutes. If the water doesn’t clear, 
please call our office at 905-778-2055 between 
8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. 

We thank all residents for their continuing 
assistance and cooperation. 


BWG Leisure Centre 
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 
Hours of Operation 

Saturday, October 11 Regular Operating Hours 
7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Sunday, October 12 Regular Operating Hours 
7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Monday, October 13 BUILDING CLOSED 


FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 
OCTOBER 5 th to 11 th , 2014 
“Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: 
Test Yours Every Month!” 

In Ontario: 

In 35% of preventable residential fires where there was 
a fatality, there was no smoke alarm warning. (13% - no 
smoke alarm; 22% - smoke alarm did not operate.). 

In 29% of fatal fires, alarm presence could not be 
determined. 

In the fatal fires where the smoke alarm did not operate, 
41% were not connected to power. (33% - no battery; 
8% - dead battery). 

In the fatal fires where the smoke alarm did not operate, 
21 % were beyond the smoke/fire reach. 

Although the law requiring working smoke alarms on every 
storey and outside all sleeping areas came into effect in 
2006, these statistics tell us that there are still far too many 
homes that are insufficiently protected. 

Learn more about smoke alarms and other fire safety 
initiatives by attending the open house that the Bradford 
West Gwillimbury Fire Department will be holding an 
open house on Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 6:00 
pm to 8:00 pm at the fire hall located at 75 Melbourne 
Drive. Residents are invited to come down and check 
out all our equipment. As usual there will be fire safety 
handouts, colouring books and refreshments. 

For further information on fire safety and prevention, call the 
Fire Prevention Division of the Bradford West Gwillimbury 
Fire Department at (905) 775-7311, Ext. 4103. 


TAKE NOTICE that the Administration 
Office will be closed on Monday 
October 13 th , 2014 and will re-open on 
Tuesday, October 14 th , 2014 at 8:30 a.m. 
for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. 

On behalf of the Members of Council 
and staff we wish you and your family a 
happy and safe holiday. 


COMPETITIVE BIDS 


RFP #: P-14-84 
Request for Proposal 
For 

Google Maps Integrated 
Virtual Tour Services 


RFT #: T-14-24E 
Request for Tender 
For 

Supply & Delivery of One (1) Brand New, Unused Compact to 
Mid-Size Extended Cab Pickup Truck And 
One Brand New, Unused (1) Three-Quarter (3/4) Ton 
Four (4) Door Cab Pickup Truck 

Tender documents may be obtained by registering for this 
opportunity on-line on the Town’s Website as follows: 


RFT #: T-14-69C 
Request for Tender 
For 

Well Decommissioning & Well House 
Demolitions 

Closing: 2:00:00 pm October 28, 2014 

Tender documents may be obtained by registering for this 
opportunity on-line on the Town’s Website as follows: 

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Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 7 



Volunteers Needed 
BWG Santa Claus Parade 

Do you need volunteer hours? 

Looking to get involved in your community? 

Do you love Christmas? 

There is a need for volunteers to help with cos¬ 
tume organization and make-up leading up to the 
parade and on parade day. 

There is also a need for volunteers on November 
15th, the day of the parade, for various roles. 

Please Contact 
905-775-1578 

bwgsantaclausparade@gmail.com 



Are you a high school student in South Simcoe? 
Do you have a winning business idea? 

Looking for a way to showcase your talents? 

We want to hear from you! 


Competition Is open to stt 



Ready. Set. Work. 



tan you solve the dues, beat the doc 
and make your escape? 

For groups of 4-8 people. 

Recommended for adults and teens, and children ages 
10+ with adult accompaniment. Call 905-775-3328 
x.6100 to reserve a spot for you and your group, or visit 
us online at www.bradford.library.or.ca for more details. 


A complete description of job duties, qualifications and application 
instructions for these positions can be found on the Town of 
Bradford West Gwillimbury website at www.townofbwa.com under 
the Employment Opportunities section; or at the Towns Human 


Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Human Resources Department 
100 Dissette St, Unit 4 Box 100, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A7 
Fax: 905 775-8633 or email hretownofbwa.com 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being 


the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy 
Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the 
Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection. 

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is an equal opportunity 
employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with 
the Ontario Human Flights Code. 


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8 Bradford Times • Thursday, October 9,2014 


X BWG Votes 

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Skip the rush - vote in advance! 

No excuse needed - advance voting is open to all 

All advance voting will take place in the Zima Room at the BWG 
Public Library and Cultural Centre at 425 Holland Street West. 
There will be SIX opportunities to vote in advance: 

Saturday, October 11: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 14: 4 - 8 p.m. 

Wednesday, October 15: 4 - 8 p.m. 

Thursday, October 16: 4 - 8 p.m. 

Friday, October 17: 4 - 8 p.m. 

Saturday, October 18: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Bring a piece of ID showing your name and address, and your 
voter’s card if you have one. If not, see below. 


Didn’t get a voter’s card? Contact us! 

Voter’s cards were mailed out on September 29, and everyone on 
the voter’s list should receive one. 

If you did not receive a card, we encourage you to call or visit 
the Town Administration Office (address below) to ensure you 
are on the voter’s list and get a card printed. You CAN still vote 
without a card; however, you will avoid lines and speed up the 
process if you get on the list before you arrive at a voting location. 

The card provides information on voting dates and locations. 

You also need a voter’s card to take advantage of 

FREE BWG Transit running until 9:00 p.m. on October 27 . 


On October 27: VOTE AT ANY LOCATION! 

It doesn’t matter where you live, you can vote at ANY voting 
location on October 27 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

• BWG Public Library, Zima Room - 425 Holland Street West 

• Fred C. Cook Public School - 20 Fletcher Street 

• W.H. Day Elementary School - 410 Maplegrove Avenue 

• Sir William Osier Public School - 3823 County Road 88 

• Honourable Earl Rowe Public School - 2516 Line 12 

All locations are wheelchair accessible. Accessible voting 
equipment is available at the Library and at Fred C. Cook School. 


“No cost to the Town” 


Councillor Peter Dykie Ir. asked for a 
staff report on the funding for 3 major 
infrastructure projects - the Southeast 
arterial connecting Bridge St. to 
Simcoe Rd.; the Southwest Arterial, 
moving traffic from the 6th Line to the 
new interchange at Hwy. 400; and the 
400-5th Line Interchange. 

On Oct. 7, in the final meeting of 
Council, the report by Ian Goodfellow, 
Director of Finance, was presented. 

The report notes that the projects are 
included in the Town’s Early Payment 
Agreement #3 with the Residential 
Developers group. As a result, the 
"Benefit to Existing” costs normally 
carried by taxpayers, Reserve funds 
or User fees will in fact be paid by the 
developers. The costs include land 
acquisition. 

Only 50% of the cost of the Southeast 
Arterial is identified as growth- 
related, and therefore covered by 
Development Charges. The rest would 
normally be paid by the Town, but “by 
virtue of the voluntary contribution 
from the developers participating in 
EPA 3, they have agreed to fully fund 
the (Benefit to Existing) share.” 

The Southwest Arterial is 90.72% 
attributable to growth; the remaining 
9.28% “Benefit to Existing” will again 
be covered by the developers, not 

The Line 5/Hwy. 400 Interchange 
will be supported not only by 
Development Charges, but by a 
Provincial-Federal Grant of $17 
million, in addition to funding from 
the County of Simcoe, expected to 
cover one-third of the project cost. 

The funding partners are expected 
to cover 64.81% of the cost of the 
interchange. 


The Town will cover 31.67% of the 
cost from Development Charges - and 
again, the voluntary payment through 
EPA3 will pick up the final 3.52%. 

The report notes, “Similar to the 
previous projects, the Interchange 
project will be constructed at no cost 
to the Town.... As a result, the Town’s 
final net cost for these projects will 
remain at $0 regardless of whether 
these projects are completed at, below 
or above estimated costs.” 

Explained Town Manager Jay 
Currier, “All the costs that would 
normally accrue to the Town have 
been transferred by way of the EPA to 
the developers... There are no costs 
attributable to the taxpayer.” 

Even if the housing “bubble” bursts, 
“that scenario would not affect 
ultimately these 3 projects.” 

Any shortfall in Development 
Charges would be recovered from 
future development, including any 
carrying costs incurred for long term 
debt. 

"There is still a risk involved in this,” 
insisted Deputy Mayor Rob Keffer, 
noting that the Town has committed 
to paying back the non-residential 
Development Charges upfronted 

in EPA3, within 12 years - which 
averages out to $5 million in DCs, 
and 400,000 sq. ft. of development 
per year. “That started in 2014, so 
we’re already behind in that matter... 
You’re counting on this 1800 acres of 
commercial land being developed at 

Currier replied that the way to 
mitigate against cash flow problems 
“is for Council to work proactively 
with the landowners,” to promote the 
development of the Hwy. 400 lands. 



Paul Novosad, Freelance 

Firefighters were called to a structure fire in an empty home at 4063 Yonge St. in 
BWG, at 4 a.m. on Oct. 3, arriving to find “fire visible” at the rear of the property. 
“We believe it started on the main floor,” said BWG Fire Chief Kevin Gallant, but 
the cause was “undetermined” because of the extensive damage. There was 
power to the frame home, a rental property. Arson is not suspected. 






















Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 9 



Soup-er Soupfest! 


Photos and story by Miriam King, Bradford Times 
Kids love soup! Sofia, 4, left, and Olivia, 2, try out soup samples at Holland Marsh Soupfest, 
on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Ansnorveldt. Below, the King Twp. contingent - from left, King Mayor 
Steve Pellegrini and daughter Emma, Councillor Avia Eek. 


Maybe the Holland Marsh Soupfest has 
become just too successful. 

On October 4, thousands of people made 
the pilgrimage to Ansnorveldt, deep in the 
heart of the Holland Marsh, for the annual 
celebration of 
local food, farm 
fresh produce and 
culinary ingenuity. 

There were 
soup-makers from 
the Hospitality 
programs at local 
colleges; chefs 
from a variety 
of restaurants, 
bistros, golf and 
country clubs; 
farmers and 
everyday cooks 
who shared 
treasured recipes. 

Some of the 
highlights included 
a velvety Beet 
Borscht, served up 
by Christianne Fex 
and Carly Wallace 
of Don Cherry’s 
Sports Grill in Bradford; the Middle 
Eastern Lamb broth, with couscous, 

Kofta meatballs and Armenian flatbread 
presented by Steven Wilson, Sous Chef at 
Toronto’s King Edward Hotel - and from 
Georgian College, a simple but elegant 
Cauliflower soup garnished with Duck 
Jerky. 

Bradford’s Smokin’ Piggy saw long line¬ 
ups for its Pulled Pork & Smoked Sausage 
Gumbo, more a meaty stew than a soup, 


and as did Dingo Farm, for its Loaded 
Bacon & Potato Soup. 

The problem? There were so many 
attendees this year that soup-makers ran 
out of serving cups, spoons, and even 


Before the event was 
half-over, King Township 
Mayor Steve Pellegrini had 
served up the last drop of his 
Candied Carrot Soup laced 
with his Secret Ingredient, 
and Cancun Mexican Grill of 
Bradford had run out of both 
Tortilla Soup and Pozole. 
Some soup-makers were 
packing up their empty pots 
and ketdes - while hopeful 
visitors continued to arrive. 
There was a special gift for 
all of those who came out to 
Ansnorveldt Park, braving 
chilly temperatures and 
the occasional rain shower. 
King Twp., which co-hosted 
the event with the Holland 
Marsh Growers’ Association, 
handed out reusable bags, 
containing a Soupfest mug, 
portable knife and fork set, King Twp. 
Leisure Guide, Harrowsmith’s Gardening 
Digest, and Marlene MacPherson’s 
fabulous Cook Once, Produce Twice Kids 
Cookbook. 

And the winners? The Home/Farm 
category was won by Richard Bodini 
of Holland Marsh Christian Reformed 
Church; Restaurant/Caterer - Tweedy’s; 
Culinary Institution - Georgian College; 
People’s Choice - Raffaele’s Cantina. 


Wine Festival at the PCCB 

The Portuguese Club of Bradford is hosting a Wine Harvest Dinner and Dance on 
Saturday, October 18 - featuring Soup, Cod, Potatoes, Salad, Dessert, tea or Coffee 
- and a grape-crushing festival! Doors open at 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. followed by 
dancing to the live band, Sagres. Members pay $25 for adults, $12 for children ages 
7 -12, non-members $30 for adults, $15 for children. Contact Tina at 905-775-4291, 
Paula at 289-221-3278, Sara at 905-775-4825 or Jean, 905-716-4723. 




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10 Bradford Times • Thursday, October 9,2014 


Low Cost Rabies Clinics 

Veterinary hospitals and clinics in Simcoe County and Muskoka are once again participating in 
the County’s Low Cost Rabies Clinics for cats and dogs, at least 3 months of age. 

. Cookstown Animal Hospital, 17 Queen St. in Cookstown - Saturday, October 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. 
Cost is $20 (HST incl.) For information, call 705-458-0633. Cash only please. 

. Summerlyn Pet Hospital, 465 Holland St. West, Unit 5 in Bradford - Saturday, October 18, from 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 (HST incl.). Call 905-778-0333. Cash only please. 


Thanksgiving Holiday smc dj^ 

There will be NO CHANGE to your garbage, organics, and recycling 
collection day. Have materials at the curb by 7 a.m. 
on your regular day to ensure collection. 

WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES HOURS 

All County waste management facilities will be CLOSED 
Monday, October 13, except Site 8 (Matchedash). 


Does not apply to residents of Barrie and Orillia 




Fall Bi-weekly Yard Waste Collections SlM COE £*\ 

To determine your yard waste collection week visit simcoe.ca/wastereminder 
or consult the waste management calendar. 

Place your materials at curbside by 7 a.m. on Monday of your collection week. 

Collection may not coincide with your garbage day. 




J 30cm 
(12 In) 

Bundle securely 

Does not apply to residents of Barrie and Orillia 


County of Simcoe Customer Service 
1-800-263-3199 


• Utilize paper yard waste bags, 
cardboard boxes, open-ended rigid 
containers or compostable bags. 


Killer plant invades 



On September 16, Georgian College 
Nursing Student Ian Shannon came to 
Bradford West Gwillimbury Council, 
hoping to alert Councillors and the 
community to a “growing” danger. 

It’s another invasive species from 
Southwest Asia that has found a home 
in Central Ontario’s climate and soils. 

But unlike the 
Emerald Ash 
Borer which is 
decimating ash 
trees in Ontario’s 
forests, or the 
reed Phragmites 
australensis which 
outcompetes 
native species 
and takes over 
wedands, this 
invader poses an 
actual, physical 
threat to human 
beings. 

The invader 
is Heracleum 
mantegazzianum, 
or Giant Hogweed. 

It’s in the same 
family as carrot, 
celery, and parsley 
- but also deadly 
hemlock, and 
poisonous water 
hemlock. 

The clear sap of the Giant Hogweed 
poses the danger. A known phytotoxin, 
on exposure to ultraviolet radiation 
the sap can produce burns, lesions, 
blindness, and even death. 


respiratory problems, and death.” 

Anyone planning to cut, uproot 
or handle the plant must take 
precautions - wearing gloves, a mask, 
eye protection, even an impermeable 
protective coverall. Brushing up 



impact of the invasive plant, which 
looks something like Queen Anne’s 
Lace on steroids: it can grow up to 
5 metres tall. He urged Council to 
act, to warn the public and provide 
information on “safety measures, 
when it comes to dealing with giant 
hogweed.” 

Councillor Del Crake agreed. “If it’s 
like the ash borer, it’s inevitable. We 
have to move on it.” 

Shannon is hoping that residents 
will check out the various websites 
available for information on 
identifying the deadly plant, and how 
best to control it. 

Burning the plant is out of the 
question: the deadly furanocoumarins 
in the sap then become airborne and 
can be inhaled. “That’s what leads to 


produce blistering, in 2 to 4 days, and 
the scars can last for years. 

“Even if it gets on 
your clothing, it can 
still bum,” Shannon 
noted. “You should 
never touch a plant 
you don't know.” 

The student first 
heard about Giant 
Hogweed during a 
CPR course. One 
of his instructors 
had experience in 
treating individuals 
who unwittingly 
contacted the 
plant - and he was 
surprised to learn 
that the invader 
has been spotted 
north of Barrie, in 
Burlington, and in 
Richmond Hill. 

The earliest 
Ontario reports that 
he could find date 
back to 2010, but the 
records suggest that gardeners may 
have introduced the plant to North 
America in the early 1900s, as an 
ornamental. 

Shannon is hoping the municipality 
will take steps to warn the public, and 
establish a protocol for dealing with 
Giant Hogweed. Although it flowers 
only once in its lifetime, each plant 
can produce thousands of seeds - 
between 50,000 and 120,000 - and the 
seeds can take years to germinate. 

Cutting and bagging the flowering 
heads, between May and August, is 
one way to curb the invader’s spread - 
but again, precautions must be taken, 
to avoid injury. 

"If we don't lock it down, if we don’t 
spread awareness, people are going to 
get hurt,” Shannon said. 

For more information on Giant 
Hogweed see www.weedinfo.ca 
or www.invadingspecies.com/ 
invaders/plants-terrestrial/giant- 
hogweed 

Photo: Student Ian Shannon checks 
out Giant Hogweed online. 


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Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 11 


Doors opened in Bradford 



Story and photos by Miriam King, Bradford Times 
Above, the old Chantler Store in Newton Robinson, now El Lugar con Pottery, was 
one of the interesting stops on this year's Doors Open Bradford. 



The 2nd annual Doors Open 
Bradford event took place Oct. 4, with 
8 sites opening their doors to visitors, 
and a 9th, the circa-1863 Brazill Hotel 
in Bond Head, locked up tight. 

Owner Munawar Chudary explained 
that he had hoped to complete 
renovations in time for the event, but 
for safety 
reasons, had 
to keep the 
doors closed. 

Chudary, 
the chair of 
Doors Open 
Bradford, 
launched 
this year's 
event with 
a ribbon¬ 
cutting 
outside the 
new BWG 
Leisure 
Centre - one 
of the sites 
welcoming 
the public 
for a behind- 
the-scenes 
peak at its 
operations. 

Chudary noted that 
Doors Open Bradford 
attracted about 800 
visitors last year, some 
coming from as far 
away as Ottawa and 
Montreal. In addition 
to a boost to tourism, 

Doors Open provides a 
benefit to residents “by 
identifying community 
and cultural assets and 
opportunities,” he said. 

Among those assets was the Bradford 
Legion, where Legionnaires and 
Auxiliary members welcomed the 
public to a display of militaria and 
memorabilia; Ballawoods Centre - a 
former home of Prof. William H. Day, 
father of the Holland Marsh Drainage 


Scheme; and “El Lugar con Pottery” - 
a retail oudet selling everything from 
fresh butter tarts to Mexican pottery, 
in the hamlet of Newton Robinson. 

Store-owner Jackie Murphy pointed 
out the original floor boards, hand- 
forged nails and dentil moulding of 
what was once the “Chantler Store.” 

She shared stories gleaned 
from the visitors who drop in 
from time to time, to talk about 
attending the old schoolhouse 
across the way, or a long-ago 
stop for a Coke and “loose 
weiners” at Chantler’s. 

Other stops included the 
Old Town Hall on Holland 
St. East, and Trinity Anglican 
Church - where Father Daniel 
Graves was on hand to explain 
the history of the Anglican 
church in the parish, founded 
by Featherstone Osier in 
1851, and the history of the 
building, reconstructed in 1900 
following a fire. 

There was a display of items 
from St. Paul’s Anglican 
(Coulson's Hill) - which closed 
oariior thic too, _ and a concert 
on the organ, 
also brought 
over from St. 
Paul’s. 

This year's 
Doors Open 
effort was not 
as elaborate 
as last year’s 
inaugural 

attracted only 
450 visitors 
-in part 

because of the municipal election, 
only 3 weeks away. Almost all of the 
members of the Doors Open Bradford 
Committee are currendy running for 
municipal office. 

Photo: Top, Jacob Lizotte in historic 
uniform at the Legion; Above, the Brazill 
Hotel - from the outside. 



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From left, Bradford Lions Jamie Jones, Gary Hrynyk, Deb Hrynyk and Reg Hipwell 
hold bright yellow bags that have been placed in banks and other outlets, to hold 
donations of used eye glasses. 


Today, October 9, is Lions World 
Sight Day - and the Bradford Lions 
Club is inviting the community to 
participate in die “Sharing the Vision” 
Campaign. 

Sharing the Vision is a global 
campaign, taking place during 
the month of October, that invites 
residents to donate used eyewear. The 
glasses collected will be refurbished, 
before being sent to Developing 
Countries, to give the gift of sight 
and help the partially-sighted gain 
independence. 

“Lions throughout the world share 
a common vision - to fight blindness 
and provide vision care for all. Many 
eye and vision problems have no 
obvious signs or symptoms, and as a 
result, individuals are often unaware 
that problems exist. Eighty percent 
of all vision impairment can be 


avoided or cured,” says Bradford Lions 
president Jamie Jones. "Organizing 
this project gives us a chance to 
raise awareness of the importance of 
healthy vision and the causes of vision 

The Bradford Lions will be collecting 
used eyewear during the month of 
October. Bright yellow collection bags 
have been dropped off at all major 
Bradford bank branches, as well as 
Hakim Optical, Dr. Zrinka Cote, The 
Bradford Print Shoppe on Artesian 
Industrial Parkway, and the BWG 
Family Health Centre at 100 Holland 
Court. 

Please consider donating your used 
glasses. For more information, or 
to get involved with the Bradford 
Lions Club, contact 905-775-9170 or 
Bradfordlions@hotmall.com - or 
www.facebook.com/BradfardLions 


At the Bradford Public Library 


Well-known local artist Diane 
Soward is holding a Solo Art 
Exhibition at the Bradford Library, 
until Nov. 16. Twenty percent of 
sales will be donated to the Canadian 
Cancer Society, in memory of 
Soward’s father, who 
passed away in 2007. 

Spooky Halloween 
is the theme of Free 
Family Saturday, on 
October 18, from 11 
a.m. to 1 p.m. Crafts 
& more! 

The Bradford 
Public Library 
continues its 
screenings of National Film Board 
documentaries. On Tuesday, October 
28, at 7 p.m. the film is My Prairie 
Home, a documentary-musical by 
award-winning Canadian Director 
Chelsea McMillan. Set in the 


The Friends of the BWG Public 
Library are now accepting donations 
of paperbacks in 
good condition, 
current fiction 
and non-fiction, 
children’s books, 
CDs and DVDs 
for their Fall 
Book Sale. 

The Book Sale 
will take place 
November 14-16. 
Please, NO moldy 
or damaged 
books, text books, Reader's Digest 
condensed books or magazines. 

Photo: Balloon artist Debbie Stevens 
makes a blue cat for James, as 
brother Kees looks on - at the Library 
“Carnival” Fun Day, September 27. 


























Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 13 


A gift for the food bank 



From right, Dr. Shiva Shadmand of Bradford Orthodontics presents a cheque to 
Anne Silveyof the Helping Hand Food Bank, as Linda Maclean looks on. 


During CarrotFest, Bradford 
Orthodontics ran a charity “pay to 
play” game. For a donation, kids and 
parents could spin the wheel, winning 
everything from gift certificates, to 
electric toothbrushes. 

The fundraiser raised about $160 for 
the local Helping Hand Food Bank, 
and Dr. Shiva Shadmand and Bradford 
Orthodontics matched the amount, 
presenting a cheque for $320 to food 
bank director Anne Silvey. 

The presentation took place just 
before Thanksgiving - timely, says 
Silvey, because over the last several 
weeks, the shelves at the food bank 
have become "really bare.” 

Fortunately, she says, “We’ve got 
some food drives going this week” 

- with schools collecting non- 


perishable food items, the Back Alley 
Cruisers'Pre-Snow Show on October 
5, Wahnart’s nationwide food drive, 
and the South Simcoe Police prepared 
to “Cram a Cruiser" for the food bank. 

Especially needed: breakfast cereals, 
juice, jam, peanut butter, canned fruit, 
fish and meats. 

At present, about 400 adults and “a 
lot of kids” utilize the Helping Hand 
Food Bank every week, Silvey says - 
and it’s a challenge to keep the shelves 
filled, especially during the Summer 
when schools are closed and many 

“The majority of the stuff we receive 
comes mid-November to the end 
of December - the biggest intake of 
money and food that we get,” Silvey 
says. 


Scotiabank rides! 

Bradford Scotiabank branch 
manager David Trace, right, 
and staff did an inside 
“spin” to raise money for 
Juvenile Diabetes Research 
Foundation on Sept. 30, 
raising over $500. Combined 
with other fundraisers, 
including a book sale, Bake 
Sale, and sale of chocolate- 
covered fruit, the branch 
raised a total of $1,246.18 for 
Juvenile Diabetes. 

This is the 4th year that 
the branch has held the 
fundraiser. 

Scotiabank also holds 
corporate fundraisers for 
JDRF. 



Fire Prevention Week Open House 

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Gwillimbury. BWG Fire & Emergency Services will be holding their annual 
Fire Prevention Open House on Thursday, October 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 
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14 Bradford Times • Thursday, October 9,2014 


RE-ELECT 

PETER 
DYKIE JR 

WARD 7 COUNCILLOR 




The Top 7 Issues 
for Ward 7, 
brought to 
my attention 
by YOU. 


• Job Creation and Economical Development on the Employment Lands to reduce taxes 


• Preserving our Town Heritage by supporting the Heritage Committee 

• Providing walk/run/cycling trails for resident's recreation and updating existing parks 



Ward 7 Candidates 



Andrew Crognale, 
Candidate for Councillor 


When Andrew Crognale left Bradford 
to attend the University of Ottawa and 
earn an Honours BA in French and 
Psychology, he developed a passion 
for Social Justice. 

For a time, he worked as a Child/ 
Youth worker. "What I chose to focus 
on was recreational programs - after- 
school programs, soccer camps,” 
working with young children, and 
volunteering at a women’s shelter. 

“It was really inspiring, really eye¬ 
opening." 

It also taught him an important 
lesson: “The importance of Policy." 

He recently returned to Bradford, to 
work at his father’s business, and be 
near an ailing family member. That’s 
when he began to look at municipal 
politics. After all, he said, the role 
of Council “is all about developing 
policy. It’s about engaging with the 
community, and... holding the people 
around you accountable. It just aligns 
with my skill set.” 

Although he lives in Ward 1, Crognale 
was inspired to run for Councillor 
in Ward 7, after conversations with 
Mayoral candidates Doug White and 
Rob Keffer, and business woman 
Nancy Young, and after speaking to 
residents in every Ward. 

“I don’t understand the issues 
surrounding farmers,” he admits. “It’s 
the families I can reach, the youth I 
can reach, and Seniors.” 

He was attracted to the older part 
of Bradford, and its issues of uneven 
pavement and broken sidewalks 
- “In some places there has been 
no maintenance for 20 years!” - 
vandalism in parks, and pressures of 
redevelopment. 

“Ward 7 represents my skill set,” 
Crognale says. “They need strong 
representation. They need a strong 
voice in Council. I feel I am that strong 

He is concerned about the shift of 
businesses, especially services like 
banking, to the west end of Town, 
out of reach of many residents. “My 


Grandma doesn’t drive,” he says; 
and now that his grandfather is ill, 
she is unable to get to her bank and 
appointments. “She used to be able to 

The new Transit system is a positive 
step, but the stops don’t fully benefit 
the people in Ward 7. “They still have 
to walk a long way,” to access the 
bus, Crognale said, calling for “better 
thought-out routes that are more 
accessible.” 

After experiencing the “amazing” 
transit system of Ottawa, he feels the 
Town can do better. 

Crognale is also concerned about 
traffic congestion, and pedestrian 
and bike safety. The “unprecedented” 
residential expansion, the shift of 
development westward, increase the 
traffic challenges. 

And, he says, in going door to door, 
“People talk about property taxes. 
That’s a very multi-faceted issue” - 
spanning the closure of industries 
like Faurecia, and the need to attract 
new Industrial/Commercial. At this 
point, he promises to study the issue. 

Crognale is concerned about reports 
of vandalism in Ward 7 parks. “I think 
that’s horrendous. I think that’s a lack 
of identity with the Town... Kids don’t 
get a sense of community,” Crognale 
says, speaking from both experience, 
and training. "I’m about bringing that 
sense of community back to die kids.” 
He’d like to start youth “squads” that 
would volunteer to clean up the parks, 
and build awareness and a sense 
of ownership, introduce new clubs, 
hiking trails, bike paths, and programs 
for youth. 

At the moment, there’s still "nothing 
for kids to do in Bradford,” outside 
of organized sports. "When I was in 
High School, I remember saying that,” 
Crognale says. 

He has been campaigning, largely by 
getdng out and “just generally talking 
to people," both in and outside Ward 
7. "That’s what a Councillor does, 
connects with people.” 

He doesn’t have a campaign team 
- "It’s just a one-man show” - and 
doesn’t plan to accept campaign 
donations (“It’s all coming out of my 
pocket.”), but win or lose, he says, “I’m 
absolutely happy with my decision. It’s 
been amazing.” 

Crognale adds, "I love Bradford. This is 
my community.” He promises that he 
won’t be just another politician. “I’m 
just going to represent you as best I 
can. I promise I’m going to keep your 
best interests in mind. That’s the only 
promise I’m going to make.” 

Enthusiasm, new ideas - “I’m really 
driven,” he says. 

Crognale can be reached at 905-778- 
8400 or andrewc4council@gmail. 


There are an unprecedented 5 
candidates running for 1 Council seat 
in Ward 7. Meet the candidates... 





























Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 15 


Meet the Candidates for Councillor in Ward 7 



Peter Dykie Jr., 
Candidate for Council 


Peter Dykie Jr. is the longest- 
serving Councillor on Bradford 
West Gwillimbury Council - 
serving since 1985. He is running 
for another term as Councillor 
in Ward 7 because, he says, “I’m 
rooted here. I’ve had my business 
here 30 years.” 

He notes that the previous 
Council has accomplished a lot - 
building a new Leisure Centre and 
Library, and renovating the old 
Library as a new medical centre. 
“It’s inspired me,” he says. “I really 
do care for the area. I've lived my 
whole life in the area.” He adds, 

“I still have the energy. I’m up for 
the challenge. I really want to give 

Dykie identifies a number of 
issues in Ward 7, including traffic 
congestion, and the state of the 

The new Southeast Arterial Road 
is a key to relieving congestion on 
Holland St. but he has concerns 
over the planned route - which 
will carry traffic from Bridge St. 
to Simcoe Road, before linking to 
the 6th Line. “We have to re-look 
at that. There’s 985 new houses 
(being built) south of the 6th Line 
that Simcoe Road can't handle.” 
Dykie wants the Town to look at 
a new route, utilizing Peterman 
Road, far to the east. 

He is also hoping to finally see 
some of the older roads - like 
Valleyview - repaired. “I’ve tried 
very hard to get that on the 
budget,” year after year, he says, 
only to see the expenditure cut 
by Council. If re-elected, “I'm 
determined, the Valleyview road 
and sidewalks, to get that done... 
We have to go back, in our old 
subdivisions. We have our own 
work to do.” 

In addition to upgrading older 
roads, he wants to upgrade older 
parks, "either through fundraising 


or Development Charges or 
budget.” 

There are also issues with trees. 
There are currendy over 200 
homeowners on a waiting list to 
have dead trees on the boulevard 
removed and replaced. "We need 
to increase the tree budget," Dykie 
says, or launch an Adopt-a-Tree 
project, asking homeowners to 
take on “ownership" of public 
trees - something he is ready to 
spearhead, "elected or not.” 

He also questions whether 
BWG has kept up with current 
needs, for fire and policing. 

"We have to continue to have a 
safe community. We don't want 
anything to happen, like (the fatal 
fire) in Holland Landing.” 

At the same time, he says, it’s 
important to a keep watchfiil eye 
on spending, "doing more for less” 

- for example, by having Town staff 
to carry out road repairs, rather 
than hiring outside contractors. 

Dykie identifies Seniors’ housing 
as a key issue, but is hopeful that 
a number of proposals now in the 
works can move forward, with the 
support of Council. “We have to 
do an Official Plan amendment, 
and the next Council has to make 
sure we have sewer and water. We 
can do this," he said, pointing to 
the economic spinoffs of projects 
like Bradford Valley long term care 

There is also Town-owned land 
behind the Seniors’ building at 
100 Miller Park which could be 
used, he suggested, or even the 
old St. Mary’s Hall on Frederick 
St. "Modernize that whole thing 

- privatize it, or partner with the 
private sector. “ 

Dykie supports the Provincial 
Policy Statement that calls for 
intensification of population in 
the built area of Bradford, “but if 
the home is historical, it should be 
preserved.” He argues that studies 
are needed, before redevelopment 
is permitted, to "see what fits - and 
you’ve got to listen to the people." 

As for the new Transit system, 
he says Council should be “open 
minded to improvements, to 
be accessible for our Seniors 
and handicapped.” The recent 
extension of hours is positive, “but 
I think we have to go further than 
that, find better ways.” 

Development of the Hwy. 400 
lands? “The more industrial/ 
commercial - we have to take 
the burden off the residential 
taxpayer," but warns, “The cost of 
living is very high... keeping taxes 
affordable long term” is crucial. 
“We’re lucky we have good cash 
flow from all these homes, but 
sooner or later that’s going to stop. 
We’re not going to have 400 units 
(per year) for ever.” 

Dylde has been going door to 


door, but also owns and operates 
a jewellery store in the downtown 
core, where he is always 
available, and willing to talk with 
constituents. 

Peter Dykie Jr. can be reached 
at 905-830-8035 or 905-775-4653, 
email Bradfordgems@rogers. 
com or look on Facebook.com 



Dave Minnema, 
Candidate for Council 


Dave Minnema has been 
a resident of Bradford West 
Gwillimbury for the past 22 years. 
All during that time, he has been 
involved in his community - 
through minor hockey, for which 
he has been a coach and a referee, 
and softball. Minnema has been 
a Softball coach, Level 4 Slo- 
pitch Umpire, Level 3 Fast-Pitch 
umpire, and has umpired at the 
provincial level, and served on the 
Bradford Softball executive, even 
sponsoring a ball team. He has 
been a Rotarian, is a supporter of 
the Bradford Lions, and a member 
of the Legion. 

Now Minnema is hoping to give 
back in another way, by serving 
on Council. He is running for 
Councillor in Ward 7. 

“I love this Town. It’s a great 
Town,” he says. And even though 
a Councillor is only “one voice 
on Council,” he feels he has the 
ability to work with othersasa 
team, and have an impact with his 

Minnema identifies a number of 
issues in Ward 7 - including the 
need for “better infrastructure. 
Our roads are old and tired,” 
especially roads like Maplegrove 
and Valleyview. 

He would like to see "proper 
lighting” at parks and 
walkways, for safety's sake - and 
improvements to parks that would 
include a Splash Pad at Luxury 
Park, where water servicing is 
readily available. 

Minnema also has a plan 


for dealing with the issue 
of speeding on local roads. 

Rather than simply stepping up 
enforcement, and increasing the 
police presence, he proposes 
deploying portable speed display 
signs on problem roads, at least 
twice a week - “just a reminder” 
to the motorists. An officer 
waiting further down the road 
could ticket speeding motorists 
who fail to take the hint, and 
adjust their speed. 

“There are strategies that can 
be implemented,” other than 
installing costly speed bumps, 
he says - more a combination of 
technology, and enforcement. 

He would like to see a tree 
strategy, to facilitate the removal 
and replacement of dead 
trees along boulevards while 
protecting healthy trees that 
clean the air and trap carbon. 

A $100 tree-cutting permit, 
refundable if the homeowner 
replants, or if the tree was 
diseased and a hazard, is one 
suggestion. 

And, he says, “I would love for 
the builders in this town to be 
required to put more greenery on 
new lots. We need these trees.” 

Minnema also identifies 
a number of Town-wide 
issues, chief of which is the 
lack of seniors’ housing. He 
has visited Holland Christian 
Homes, located in Brampton 
and operated by the Christian 
Reformed Churches, and would 
like to see a similar model 
introduced in Bradford. 

"They have an awesome 
system," he said - mid and high 
rise buildings, use an “equity 
lease agreement” system. Seniors 
make an equity payment based 
on what they can afford; their 
monthly rent is reduced based 
on the amount of their equity 
- and their estate gets back 
the initial investment, without 
interest. 

Holland Christian Homes 
began with a single building, 
in 1969; it now consists of 8 
buildings. 

“It’s beautiful,” Minnema says. 
"If you can get enough people 
to do that with a builder who 
is willing to work with you, we 
could get that for Bradford... It’s 
getting people on board, to get 
filings on track.” 

He confesses to being nervous 
about the development of the 
Highway 400 employment lands. 
"It's a big step, but it has to be 
done,” to generate new industrial 
assessment and jobs. At the 
same time, he says, "It needs to 
be carefully controlled. We don’t 
need another Dissette St.” 

Minnema has thrown his hat 
in the ring once before, in 2010, 


when he ran for Councillor in 
Ward 1. With the issues facing the 
Town this time around, and the 
particular challenges in Ward 7, 
he is hoping that voters feel that 
It’s time for a change, and that 
his service-oriented business 
experience, ability to be a team 
player, and generate new ideas, 
will propel him into office. 

“I think a lot of the complaints 
are a lack of representation on 
Council," he says, promising 
to represent and work with the 
taxpayers. 

Dave Minnema can be 
reached at 905-392-9600 or 
daveminnema@gmail.com 





Sylvester Murray, 
Candidate for Council 


Sylvester Murray came to 
Bradford 25 years ago. "I came to 
the Town as a son of Toronto,” but, 
he says, “As I lived here, I loved 
it... It became my DNA. I love this 
place. It’s in me, it became part of 

Sly Murray went from a top 
marketing job, that crashed when 
his employer’s business failed, to 
working at a local parts plant - but 
he always had bigger plans, and 
enthusiasm for his community. 

He opened Big Momma’s Soul 
Food restaurant in the downtown 
core of Bradford, and his wife 
Hultha’s Agape hair salon. And 
last year, he founded the South 
Simcoe Basketball Club, which 
now has a membership of 200 

He describes the downtown 
Bradford business community as 
a "fraternity... It’s like family.” 

And his family’s life in 
Bradford is one of the reasons 
he has decided to run for Ward 7 
Councillor. “I want to create an 
environment that my kids will 
want to stay here," Murray says. 

“I really do want to represent my 
ward, do things for the people in 
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WARD 7 from Page 15 

my ward.’’ 

Right now, he says, Ward 7 is 
suffering from “middle child neglect... 
To the east. Revitalization. To the west, 
it’s brand new, it’s new roads, new 

But in Ward 7, the roads are in bad 
shape, and the parks - like Luxury, and 
Fuller Heights - lack amenities. Fuller 
Heights doesn’t even have a sign, 
proclaiming its name. “It’s Deadman’s 
Hill,” in popular parlance - hardly a 
name to endear itself to parents or 
inspire confidence. 

And although developers are now 
contributing to recreation, "that's the 
new parks,” Murray says. There’s little 
for the existing parks, tucked away on 
unwanted pieces of land. 

He wants to see new signage, a 
Splash Pad at Luxury Park, a Bocce 
court at Miller Park - and more police 
presence in the hidden parks, to 
prevent vandalism. 

At the macro level, Murray would 
like to see Henderson Park developed, 
construction of a hotel and conference 
facility that could make it easier for 
the Town to host tournaments - and 
most importandy, a fresh approach to 
providing services for Seniors, calling 
the loss of seniors, due to lack of 
appropriate housing options, “a crisis” 
in Town. 

"We’re treating our seniors as 
panhandlers,” Murray says. “They’re 
assets, not liabilities. They’re 


have the best of all possible worlds, 
when it comes to child-rearing - and 
many downtown businesses rely on 
the patronage of Seniors, he says. 
“They can revitalize the downtown. 
That’s an asset... They bring wisdom.” 

As for growth in BWG, and bringing 
new industry to the Hwy. 400 lands, 
he says, "We cannot stop the growth. 
It’s a tidal wave. It’s all got to get done, 
whether we start at the 5th Line or 88.” 
But he offers a solution, to address the 
pressures of growth: creating stronger 
community connections, starting in 
Ward 7. 

He would like to establish “Micro 
Councils,” in neighbourhoods and 
blocks - groups of residents who can 
identify and communicate the needs 
of then communities. 

"You've got to help me serve you, 
by telling me what you need... The 
Micro Councils will make it easier for 
myself. They’ll be able to say, ‘I don’t 
think that’s a good idea.’ They can 
bring wisdom,” as well as break down 
barriers and create connections. 

"A neighbourhood Watch will 
naturally form itself. The doors start 
to open. People start to take down 
their differences.” He envisions the 
Micro Councils organizing street 
parties, street yard sales, ball hockey 
and street hockey leagues for the kids, 
community celebrations. “We don’t 
necessarily have to shut down the 
downtown to have a fest!” 


Murray’s a runner, a marathoner - 
and if elected, plans to “run" Ward 
7, twice a month, stopping to chat 
with anyone who has a concern, 
connecting with the residents. “I’m 
going to be very evident, very out 

He is also a man of faith, “highly 
driven, highly motivated, high energy’! 
who strongly believes in “service to 
the community.” Murray wants to 
give back to his community, and be 
involved in serving the people, making 
the Town a great place for families. 

"Geographically, Ward 7 is the 
smallest Ward, but it has the most 
people. It should have a louder voice... 
Wisdom and faith makes people 
unstoppable.” 

He can be reached at 289-470-6244, 
289-338-1352 or email slydta@mm. 



Natalie Petra, 
Candidate for Council 


Natalie Petra has over a decade of 
political experience and activism, that 
began in High School when she was a 
member of die YNOT Youth Council 
in Bradford West Gwillimbury, a 
group established and funded by 
Nottawasaga Futures. 

"It’s interesting to see the candidates 
talk about a skatepark,” Petra says; 
she was involved with YNOT just after 
the Council’s fundraising efforts for a 
skatepark facility collapsed. 

It is something she would like to see 
revisited - but only after consultation 
with Youth, as part of a broader 
examination of youth-focused 
activities in Bradford. “We need to 
make youth part of the decision¬ 
making.... Bradford has so much to 
offer, to come back to and raise a 
family. I don’t want them to give up on 
Bradford. It has such value.” 

Natalie Petra is running for Council 
in Ward 7, in part to address the needs 
of two groups - Youth, and Seniors, 
both of which tend to be marginalized. 
She would like to see “free or minimal 
cost programs, for Youth and Seniors” 
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Ward 7 Candidates 


Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 17 


PETRA from Page 16 

at the Leisure Centre, and more 
recreational opportunities for both 
groups. 

At the same time, she doesn't want to 
be seen as the “youth candidate,” just 
because of her age. With her studies in 
Public Policy and Engineering, the key 
issues in her campaign are Seniors’ 
accommodation, and fiscal planning. 

“I have been tired of watching this 
Council fumble with Seniors’ housing,” 
she says. "We’re way behind where we 
should be... It's really sad when people 
who built this town have to leave, when 
they should be enjoying life.” 

She would like to see not only more 
housing geared towards seniors, but 
also more free programming - more 
workshops that can introduce new 
skills, or provide financial guidance, 
and help ensure a better quality of life 
in Bradford West Gwillimbury. 

Petra has been sitting in on Town 
Council meetings - and has been 
shocked by what she calls Council’s 
“irresponsibility when it came to 
taxes." In particular, she points to 
the motion giving Staff die power to 
proceed with expropriation, for the 
5th Line interchange at Hwy. 400. 

“You’re giving up your 
responsibility,” she says, by handing 
the reins to Staff. She would also 
like to see Council to go through the 
budget line by line - as she did when 
she was Treasurer for a non-profit 
organization. The issue: "Taxes are 
hugely more than they were 5-6 years 
ago." 

Other concerns in her Ward are 
speeding on residential roads, and 
the new BWG transit system. Petra 


is pleased that the hours of Transit 
operation have been extended; “Nine 
to five is a nice desk job. It’s not public 
transit.” But, she says, there is still 
room for improvement - including the 
addition of a route down Maplegrove. 

It’s all part of ensuring that 
updates and opportunities are 
equally available to the residents of 
Ward 7, including updates to road 
infrastructure. "Some of them feel 
they have been left behind,” she says, 
promising that her role will include 
“making sure that everything is kept 
up to the newer parts of Town, that the 
improvement is not just limited to the 
new section of Town.” 

She is most interested in working on 
“real policy ideas" for the issues facing 
BWG. 

“I’ve loved volunteering and 
politics. I love being involved in my 
community,” she says. "I want to make 
a difference in my community. It’s 
hard not to be passionate.” 

Going door to door during the 
campaign has been the best part of the 
political experience, so far. “People 
are so kind,” Petra says. If elected, she 
promises to make that kind of contact 
a regular part of her role as Councillor. 
"I don’t believe in a job where you 
don’t report to your boss for 4 years” - 
and the constituents are her boss. 

She also promises to work with the 
other members of Council. “You’re 
not going to agree with everybody 
(but) we all have the same end goal - 
making a better Bradford. We just have 
different ways.” 

Natalie Petra can be reached at 289- 
716-7047 or votenataliebwg@gmail. 


Certified Candidates in Bradford West Gwillimbury 

In Bradford West Gwillimbury, the certified list of official candidates (in 
alphabetical order) is: 

Mayor - Heman Burgos, Rob Keffer (incumbent Deputy Mayor), Doug 
White (incumbent) 

Deputy Mayor - Carl Hordyk (incumbent Ward 4 Councillor); James Leduc 
(incumbent Ward 6 Councillor) 

Ward 1 Councillor - Carolyn Bunn, Fabio Di Genova; Emanuele 
Giordano; Raj Sandhu (incumbent) 

Ward 2 - Gary Baynes, Rajan Joshi, Jim Slykhuis 
Ward 3 - Gary Lamb (incumbent), Sarbie Singb 
Ward 4 - Sam Giordano; Jessica Jamieson; Ron Orr 
Weird 5 - Munawar Chudary, Jim Corneau, Peter Ferragine 
Ward 6 - Mark Contois, Lisa Hawkins 

Ward 7 - Andrew Crognale, Peter Dykie Jr. (incumbent), David Minnema, 
Sylvester Murray, Natalie Petra 

English Public School Trustee with the Simcoe County District School 
Board - Wayne Briggs, Donna Da Silva, Nicholas Sopuch 
English Catholic School Trustee with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic 
District School Board - Sara Gallina, Jeanny Salmon (incumbent) 

French Public School Trustee - Guy Belcourt (incumbent), Eric Lapointe 
French Catholic School Trustee - Donald Blais, Kyna Sivret. 


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18 Bradford Times • Thursday, October 9,2014 


Meet the Candidates for Mayor in BWG 



Hernan Burgos, 
Mayoral Candidate 


A few years back, Heman Burgos was 
deeply involved in community events in 
Bradford West Gwillimbury. 

He was the founder of Carrotfest, a 
festival designed to bring residents back 
to Bradford’s "Agricultural roots” and 
came up with the name “Gwilly,” for the 
festival's Carrot Mascot. He was involved 
on the HEART (Heritage, Environment, 
Agriculture, Recreation, Tourism) volunteer 
committee, the Santa Claus Parade, The 
Hub Youth Centre, and registered the 
original BradfordLicious, as a celebration of 
local cuisine, in 2008. He was awarded the 
Bradford Chamber of Commerce Frances 
Reid Memorial Award in 2001, and is a 
former Citizen of the Year. 

For the past few years, he’s focused more 
on his international business interests - 
although, during his travels around the 
globe, he has always looked for new ideas, 
new concepts, and lessons in municipal 
governance that could be applied 
to Bradford - like the need for greater 
transparency in Council. 


Burgos says. "Once you have everything 
open, everything works much better." 

Burgos wants to apply a business solution 
to the complaint process - assigning each 
complaint a "ticket number’; and tracking 
both the response and solution, in a way 
that would be open to all of Council, as well 
as the public. It’s a system that can apply 
to everything from bumt-out streetlights, 
to flooded ditches. The system allows 
everyone to see when a complaint was 
filed, when it was solved, and keep track 
“I’m hearing that so many issues are not 
resolved.” 

Burgos is also concerned by the “lack 
of business experience of most of the 
Councillors.” 

With over 25 years of experience in 
business and Information Technology, he 
worries that lack of expertise is hampering 
economic development in Bradford West 
Gwillimbury. There have been no new 
industries brought to Bradford over the 10 


years - and that’s why he has decided to 
rim for Mayor, after 20 years of community 
involvement. “I want to bring fresh ideas 
and positive solutions to Bradford... I have 


our local businesses. I believe there are 
workable solutions available that will 
enhance their success." 

Burgos adds, "We have to be creative” in 
“selling” the town, and think outside of the 
box - for example, placing greater emphasis 
on attracting post-secondary education to 

“I proposed a College be brought to Town 
years ago,” he says. “I come from a city 
where we have 5 universities” - a major 
economic driver, in addition to providing 
opportunities for youth, and retraining of 
older workers. 

"We have so many kids in (BWG) who 
can't afford to go to school," due to travel 
costs, residency fees etc. 

Attracting a college to Bradford, especially 
for Information Technology, would provide 
Youth with unparalleled opportunity. 

Accommodation for Seniors is another 
key issue. Burgos warns, “We’re going to 
lose our precious seniors to another Town... 
with all of their experience,” unless Council 
addresses the issue. Again, he draws on 
what he has seen in his travels - in Palm 
Springs, there are “entire neighbourhoods 
that are Senior-Abled communities." Right 
now BWG is building about 500 new homes 
every year - all of them geared towards 
young families, he says. Creating a Seniors’ 
community "will attract business,” and 
wealth. 

Burgos sees heritage and culture as having 
the potential to be economic drivers in 
BWG. In France last month, he visited a 
“Destination Village" - a restored medieval 
village, that housed the arts and attracted 
visitors from far and wide - and suggests 
that BWG could follow a similar model, 
collecting threatened heritage buildings 
on a single site, to serve as a tourism 
destination, art centre, and theatre. 

Bottom line, he sees huge potential in 
BWG, although he worries that some of the 
big decisions have been made, including 
investment in the Hwy. 400 employment 
lands, without looking at all the options. 
Burgos is unhappy with the Provincial 
proposal that development should begin 
at the 5th Line and work north; instead, he 
would like to see a gateway development at 
88. “I think we have a goldmine... As soon 
as you put a hotel on that comer - voom!” 

He adds, “We're in such a strategic 
location,” halfway between Toronto and 
Barrie, with extensive road networks. The 
interchange at 88 and 400 “is going to be 
a salvation to the Town. We’re going to 
provide jobs.” 

To achieve all of those economic goals, 
though, “Council needs to get more 
involved... Council needs to be more 
educated, more involved in the decisions,” 
he says, suggesting that part of the problem 
is a product of a part-time Council, and that 
it be time for a full-time Mayor. 

Burgos supports an expanded fire 
department - especially with all of the 
development in the west end, and planned 
for Bond Head. "If we’re growing that way, 


we need to provide the service,” he says - 
warning that a fire in Reagens Industrial 
Park could result in disaster. "We do have a 
good fire department. We’re just small.” 

He supports downtown revitalization, 
and wants to “work with developers to 
rebuild,” demolishing some run-down 
structures, building “less depth, more 
height.” In Santiago, Chile, for example, 
stores have been redeveloped with the 
store-owner keeping the ground floor, but 
the developers retaining file upper floors 
for apartments. 

And Burgos believes in more recreational 
opportunities, to engage youth. “I believe 
in being pro-active, not reactive - meaning, 
if we can keep the Youth engaged, we don’t 
need to hire more police officers." 

One of the biggest errors the Town 
made was the cancellation of the planned 
skatepark, he says, and the construction of 
an inexpensive alternative in an isolated 
part of Centennial Park. That skatepark 
should be demolished - "It’s corrupting our 
youth” - becoming a location for drinking 
and drugs. 

At the same time, he says, Council has 
been like "rich kids that have no limit on 
the budget.” He wants Council to be "more 
creative,” in looking for less costly solutions. 
“They have to have partnerships. It's just a 
matter of who you know, who wants to get 
involved.” 

“I have so many ideas, because I’ve been 
exposed to this,” through business and 
travel, Burgos says. “It’s time to truly shape 
the future of Bradford for all residents, both 
young and old." 

Heman Burgos can be reached at 
heman@voteburgos2014.com or 905-939- 
7368. 



Robert Keffer, 

Mayoral Candidate 

Rob Keffer has served one term of office 
as Deputy Mayor in the Town of Bradford 
West Gwillimbury, but this time around 
he has decided to mn for the position of 

His key concern? Fiscal management, not 
only at the local level, but at the County 


level, where both Mayor and Deputy Mayor 

"There’s going to be a lot of spending, 
infrastructure spending in the next 4 years, 
and it’s going to need oversight (by) all of 
Council,” Keffer says. “I wanted Council 
to have more input on decisions that 


with staff (before reports are filed), and a 
collaborative approach to move the Town 
forward." 

He also feels “there needs to be better 
financial oversight at Simcoe County. 
There's a lot of provincial dollars that have 
come to the County, that have brought 
savings. Some of those savings could be 
passed on to residents.” 

He adds, "There is no doubt the growth 
municipalities are paying a higher 
percentage of the taxation that is going 
to the County. We have to make sure we 
get our fair share back,” including new 
provincial funding for childcare spaces. 

There is also the issue of solid waste fees, 
for garbage collection, being based on 
assessment rather than per household - a 
County decision that has increased BWG’s 

So far, Keffer suggests, Bradford West 
Gwillimbury has not had a strong voice. 
"Some other municipalities have a meeting 
before County Council, to talk about the 
issues. I’ve never had a meeting with Doug 
White... We really didn't work as a team at 
County Council.” 

Another key issue he wants to focus on 
is construction of the Highway 400-404 
Link - the Bradford Bypass, scheduled to 
be constructed north of the 8th Line - in 
2031. With a new study presented to County 
Council, Keffer says, "The link is back on 
their study time frame.” 

Keffer insists that construction of the 400- 
404 Link is “a political decision... It’s up to 
political persuasion to get it to be looked 

As for environmental concerns, and the 
suggestion that there will be a request 
for a bump-up of the Environmental 
Assessment for the road, if it is back on the 
table, Keffer notes, "I look at myself as an 
environmentalist and a strong proponent of 
saving agricultural land,” but the link is “too 
important for the citizens of Bradford West 
Gwillimbury.... It's something that has to be 

He promised to listen to input from all 
sides, and “work with them to try to resolve 
the issues, and to try to move forward,” 
to have the link built by 2020 - claiming 
that the incumbent has not met with the 
Ministry of Transportation to push for its 
construction. 

The 5th Line interchange, “with money 
that has been spent...probably will 
proceed,” Keffer admits - but first he wants 
to see a full report to the new Council, so 
"we'll know what the agreement is with the 
province, we’ll know what the agreement 
is with the County, we’ll know how much 
land acquisition will cost... We’U make sure 
we’re not forever taking the 400-404 link off 
the table.” 

In his campaign, he calls for "sequential” 
growth, and smarter development within 

see ROB KEFFER Page 19 











Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 19 


Meet the Candidates for Mayor in BWG 


ROB KEFFER from Page 18 

the Bradford urban area, and an end 
to "leap-frogging" of development - 
but admits, “The builders do have the 
final say on when they proceed with 
their projects. It’s a matter of working 
with die builders... Try and develop 
a good working relationship with the 
builders.” 

Other key issues in this election 
include traffic congestion, and 
Seniors’ Housing. 

“It’s up to the Town to have 
transportation policies and roads that 
are in place, to alleviate some of the 
traffic issues,” Keffer says, calling for 
a review of the proposed Southeast 
Arterial Road route, to "see if there 
would be a better way to direct 
traffic away from the Simcoe Road 
residential area” - even if it means 
delays in construction. “It’s better to 
do the job right.” 

He also calls for a computerized 
traffic management system, to 
synchronize the traffic lights, and a 
well-signed truck detour onto Dissette 
and the 8th Line “to keep the traffic 
off Holland St. We’ve asked for staff 
reports, and we’re still waiting for the 
solution.” 

As for Seniors housing, "we would 
want private companies, private 
individuals to take the lead. There are 
plans and ideas that local residents 
have. It’s a matter of working with 
them... If not, then the Town will 
have to step in and take the lead,” 
developing town-owned lands with a 
partner. 

“We’d like to work with the 
Presbyterian Church or any other 
churches that are interested and have 
a plan, and see where partnerships 
and synergies can move these 
forward.” 

Keffer sits on both the BWG Heritage 
Committee, and Doors Open 
Bradford. “It’s good to see growing 
awareness of Heritage,” he says - but 
says the key will be education. “We 
need the education part before the 
public meeting in order to not have 
people coming to the public meeting 
with misconceptions... and work with 
the homeowners to appreciate the 
sense of pride in the historic aspects of 
their homes.” 

“We have to be careful to keep 
the community flavour in the more 
mature residential areas of the Town” 
he concludes, but adds, "You have to 
be realistic, that some houses have 
reached the end of their useful life, 
and need to be replaced, on a similar 
footprint.” 

Keffer has been out door-knocking, 
and has also issued a series of 
"policy statements” on his website - 
statements that, he is quick to assure 
voters, represent his personal views. 

A dairy farmer for 36 years, a long¬ 
time volunteer in the Agricultural 
Sector, working with 4-H, the Simcoe 
County Holstein Association, Simcoe 
County Federation of Agriculture, 


He was asked about the possibility of 
constructing the 400-404 Link, also known as 
the Bradford Bypass. "We’ve been pushing for it 
the entire time I've been on County Council, the 
County has been pushing for it - a unanimous 
resolution came out of there; York Region is 
pushing for it." White says flatly that the Province 
has been "unbudging and unwavering. It’s not in 
their plans until after 2031.” 

He adds, “It needs to be built now. It would 
solve every traffic problem Bradford has - and 
that continues to fall on deaf ears at Queen’s 
Park. We had a rep from the MTO (Ministry of 
Transportation) at the very last County meeting, 
and I asked him, is there any chance? And he 

“It’ll take a political change of heart.” 

As for other issues, White wants to move 
forward with the 97 acre Henderson Community 
Park. “Henderson will be to outdoor recreation 
what the Leisure Centre is to indoor recreation,” 
he says, with a long-term Master Plan that will 
see the park developed over time. "We need to 
sit down and look at those cost estimates in 2015, 
look at what each phase is going to cost... What 
we do there has to be carefully planned.” 

As for complaints that the park is too far from 
the heart of Bradford, and not accessible for 
those without access to a vehicle, White says, 
“Our transit system will be expanded as the need 
expands. If there’s a need to run a bus out there, 
we’ll do it.” 

The new Council will need to look at the 
future use or re-purposing of the old Bradford 

see DOUG WHITE Page 20 


Doug White, 

Mayoral Candidate 

Doug White has served two terms 
in office as Mayor as Bradford West 
Gwillimbury, and is proud of the 
achievements of Council in that 
time: construction of a new leisure 
centre, new library and cultural 
centre; introduction of public transit; 
and the transformation of the old 
library into a family health centre, 
bringing new doctors to Town - built 
using a financing model that will see 
lease payments cover the cost of the 
renovations, over time, with no impact 
on taxpayers. 

"The Town gets all of its money back 
through the rents. How can anybody 
complain about that model?” he 
asks, crediting former Deputy Mayor 
Dennis Roughley with the vision and 
planning, working with Southlake 
Regional Health Centre, to make the 
centre a reality. 

White is seeking a third term 
in office, to continue “building a 
complete community, which has been 
my vision from the start.” 

Top of his agenda is job creation. 

The development of the Employment 
lands at Hwy. 400 "is all coming 
together now,” with an Early Payment 
Agreement signed with residential 
developers that will up-front the costs 
of infrastructure, from sewer and 
water mains, to roads. 

"I just want to spend the next four 
years getting jobs out there,” he says 



and involved in the Loaves & Fishes 
Growing Project for the Canadian 
Food Grains Bank, he notes that 
door-knocking has been a great 
opportunity. “One thing you see is 
what a great Town BWG is. Great 
neighbourhoods, a diverse place - and 
people appreciate the community. 

“I’d be honoured if the residents of 
Bradford selected me to be Mayor, and 
listen to their concerns.” 

Rob Keffer ( 



. "We have to have a firm time table for the 

The 400 lands wifi provide local employment 
for residents who are currently commuting, 
but “most importantly, it will balance our tax 
base,” lifting the tax burden from the residential 
ratepayer, he says. 

White defends plans to build a 5th Line 
Interchange and provide servicing for the full 
1800 acres of employment lands at the 400. He 
is aware of a proposal to just run a forcemain 
sewer along County Rd. 88 to the 400, to facilitate 
development only at the interchange - but points 
out that it would require a new Environmental 
Assessment, and take 12 to 18 months before 
the project could even reach the detailed design 

Besides, he says, “I think it sells the Town short." 
With the current Early Payment Agreement, 
“we’re getting 1800 acres serviced, with all the 
money up-fronted by development. To settle for 
one sliver, when we can get the whole area done, 
doesn’t make any sense.” 

He also suggests that to “tear up” the 
interchange area at 88 & 400 to install the new 
sewers, before there is an interchange at the 5th 
Line, is an invitation to traffic chaos. 

As for fears that expropriation costs for land 
at the 400-Line 5 interchange will soar out 
of control, as they did on Dissette, he argues 
that the situation is not the same. This time, 
“much of the land that we need is owned by the 
development community... We’re not dealing 
with ongoing business operations,” or taking 
commercial land. 















20 Bradford Times • Thursday, October 9,2014 


All candidates for Councillor debate 


Mayoral 


DOUG WHITE from Page 19 

Community Centre. “The bottom line is 
we need to keep it green,” for community 
use and outdoor events - but the indoor 
arena could be used for a new skatepark, 
he suggests. 

The downtown is also still on the 
agenda. “We need to have more 
employers down there, more people 
working down there, more people living 
there,” White says. He would like to see 
the Community Improvement Plan 
area incentive programs extended, to 
encourage "targeted” redevelopment. 

And “when the time comes to have an 
Administration Centre, that’s the place to 
put it - in the downtown,” but not during 
the next term of office, he says. 

He is sensitive to concerns about 
Bradford’s “debt.” White compares long 
term debt to a mortgage; "If we waited 
until we had all the money in the bank, 
we’d never have a library, or a leisure 
centre, or the Henderson park.” The key is 
to keep the debt repayments manageable, 
and “we’ve been able to do that so far, 
with litde to no impact on taxes.” 

The average 1.2% annual increase in the 
tax rate is "fair and reasonable - far less 
than the rate of inflation. If anyone thinks 
it can be less than that, it will lead to 
service cuts or user fee increases,” White 

"People just need to hear the facts, and 
judge for themselves.” 

White is hoping that voter turnout will 
be substantially higher, in this election. 

“I want people to be engaged in this 
process,” and listen to the ideas being 
shared by the many candidates. 

“I’m running on my record,” White says. 
“We said we were going to build a leisure 
centre, and we did it. We said we were 
going to build a library, and we did it. We 
said we were going to build a medical 
centre, and we did it. We said we were 
going to build a transit system and we 
did it. 

"That’s better than a candidate that just 
attacks the other.” 

White continues to campaign door-to- 
door, and attend public events. He can 
be reached at 905-775-0764 or email 
votedoug2014@gmail.com 


Last Meeting 

October 7 was the final meeting of 
Bradford West Gwillimbury Council 
before Election Day. The next meeting 
will take place December 2, when the 
newly elected members of Council will 
be sworn in. 

On the 7th, Council dealt with a 
number of housekeeping matters, 
passing by-laws that were in the works 
and thanking all of those residents 
who have served on Committees, from 
Active Transportation, to Heritage. 
New committees will be appointed by 
the next Council. 

The meeting was also an opportunity 
to say farewell to Councillor Del Crake 
who, after serving 4 terms, has decided 
not to run again. 


CANDIDATES from Page 2 
Ward 3 

Gary Lamb: “I don’t know... The reason it’s 
going up is because everything costs more, 
but we’re also spending more.” 

Sarbie Singh: “If he doesn’t know, who the 
hell knows?... Too many chiefs. We need to 
not hire so many consultants for every little 
thing.” 

Ward 4 

Jessica Jamieson: “Taxes are going up” - 
but services have also gone up, with a new 
Leisure Centre, Library, Family Health 
Centre “which has given me a doctor in 
Town.” She added, “We need to continue 
growing, we need to develop Industrial 
land” to offset residential taxes. 

Ron Orr: "I think we need to look at a lot of 
efficiencies, and keep our taxes in check.” 
Ward 5 

Munawar Chudary: New industrial 
development, including a Simcoe County 
Food Hub, to create jobs and offset 
residential taxes. 

Jim Corneau: “We need to manage the 
Town. The Town is not properly managed. 
We need to go over the budget line by line 
like back in the old days. Go back to some of 
our old methods... We need to really buckle 
down to getting the job done.” 

Peter Ferragine: "We need to be open 
about where all the money is going... More 
efficiency - there has to be some money we 
can save. Growth, but smart growth - pay 
attention to what we’re spending." 

Ward 6 

Mark Contois: "The library, transit... these 
things cost money.” The best way to reduce 
residential taxes, he said, is to attract more 
Industrial/commercial to Town. 

Lisa Hawkins: "This is not rocket science, 
it’s a budget... We have to find efficiencies, 
slow down spending.” 

Ward 7 

Andrew Crognale: “We need to be 
spending wisely.. It’s all budgeting. We all 
have analytical skills. We can do this.” 

Peter Dykie Jr.: “We have to make 
Bradford, keep Bradford affordable. We 
have to keep a watchful eye.” 

Dave Minnema: Calling for a 0% tax 
increase, Minnema said the 8th Line- 
Dissette St. widening went $20 million over¬ 
budget, and called it “shameful.” 

Sylvester Murray: Noting that it was closer 
to $24 million over-budget, he said, "That’s 
wasteful. That’s why the taxes are going up;” 
he suggested the money would have been 
better spent on hiring additional emergency 
services and firefighters. 

Natalie Petra: “We do need to go (through 
the budget) line by line... I think developers 
are not paying their fair share.” 

Question: What is the #1 issue? 

Ward 1 

Fabio di Genova - "Safety in our 
community... speeding, running stop signs.” 
Raj Sandhu - "That’s not a fair question. 

It’s Uke asking,if you have 3 children, which 
is your favourite.” He identified Seniors’ 
housing, high property taxes, the need for 
more activities for youth. “I think we need 
to manage our finances and address all the 
issues., not just one.” 

Ward 2 

Gary Baynes: “Seniors’ housing.” 


Rajan Joshi: Disruptive construction, 
traffic. 

Jim Slykhuis: “What we need is high 
density housing, not just Senior housing., to 
allow our young people to stay in Town.” 
Ward 3 

Gary Lamb: “The #1 here is the debt... If 
the interest rates go up, we won’t even have 
money to plow the roads because we’ll be 
servicing die debt.” 

Sarbie Singh - Property taxes. 

Ward 4 

Jessica Jamieson: Seniors’ housing. 

Ron Orr: “Our debt is way out of hand, 
and that’s affecting everyone in this Town.” 
The municipality should take the lead 
on Seniors housing, but “with the debt 
we have, it’s going to be hard to find that 
money." 

Ward 5 

Munawar Chudary: Seniors’ housing; he 
promised at least one facility will be built in 
the Ward. 

Jim Corneau: “The debt... Everything 
comes back to finances.... Get finances 
straightened out... and not have these 
grandiose $100 million projects.” 

Peter Ferragine: “Seniors’ housing.” 

Ward 6 

Mark Contois: "Our Seniors are 
moving, and that's wrong.” He urged the 
Town to work with developers to build 
accommodation, “smooth the path for 
people to get it done.” 

Lisa Hawkins: “Manage the finances," 
and ensure there is affordable housing for 
seniors. 

Ward 7 

Andrew Crognale: “Seniors’ housing... It’s 
really not fair when you have your roots in 
Bradford and you have to leave.” 

Peter Dykie Jr.: “Seniors' housing... Now’s 
the time to do it.” 

Dave Minnema: “Senior housing. Senior 
housing.” 

Sylvester Murray: “I agree. Stop looking 
at seniors as liabilities and see them as 
assets. They keep our downtown alive.” His 
comments were cheered by the crowd. 

Natalie Petra: “Seniors housing is 
absolutely the #1 priority. We need to get on 
building that today. They built the Town for 
us, and it’s time for us to give back.” 

Candidates were asked if they lived in the 
Ward in which they were running. 

Ward 1 - Both Fabio di Genova and Raj 
Sandhu live in Ward 1 
Ward 2- Gary Baynes lives in Ward 3, but 
is co-owner of a house in Ward 2. Rajan 
Joshi lives in Ward 2, but “when you are on 
Council, you look for the whole benefit, not 
just one Ward." Jim Slykhuis lives in Ward 
2, but will "also answer to the rest of the 
citizens.” 

Ward 3 - Gary Lamb lives in Ward 2, but 
grew up in Ward 3. Sarbie Singh said, 

“From 4 a.m. to 6 p.m., I live in Ward 3," 
working at his farm on Canal Road. His 
house is in Ward 1. 

Ward 4 - Jessica Jamieson lives in Ward 4. 
Ron Orr lives in Ward 3, but says he was 
asked to run for office by residents in Ward 
4, and has long-time ties to the area. 

Ward 5 - Munawar Chudary lives in 
Ward 5, owning not only a home in a new 
subdivision, but a farmhouse. Jim Corneau: 


said, “I was in Ward 5 before there was a 
Ward 5.” Peter Ferragine is “going to be 
living in Ward 5, hopefully in the next 
couple of months”; his move has been 
held up by a delayed closing date on a new 

Ward 6 - Mark Contois lives in Ward 4, but 
owns a business in the Downtown. Lisa 
Hawkins lives in Ward 6. 

Ward 7 - Andrew Crognale lives in Ward 
1, but decided to run in Ward 7 after he 
“pounded the pavement” and talked 
to residents, suggesting that Ward 7 fit 
the profile of people he wanted to help, 
of “lower socio-economic status.” His 
comment brought cries of protest from the 
audience. 

Peter Dykie Jr.: "I’m proud of Ward 7,1 live 
in Ward 7.” He suggested it was important 
to have a local representative. “Know where 
the Councillors are, on a daily basis... Talk to 
them, one-on-one.” 

Dave Minnema lives in Ward 7. Sylvester 
Murray lives Ward 7, describing it as 
“the middle child” of Bradford, too often 
forgotten by Council. Natalie Petra resides 
in Ward 6 but is looking for a home in Ward 
7. "Ward 7 is where I grew up, and I’m 
committed to it.”. 

One question was addressed only to the 
incumbents, Raj Sandhu, Gary Lamb and 
Peter Dykie: The Highway 400 industrial 
lands still aren’t developed. Why, why why? 

Raj Sandhu: “Because we haven’t serviced 
the land yet. Once the land is serviced, you 
will see the businesses there.” 

Gary Lamb: “We have room for 2 million 
sq. ft. of roof at Middleton (Sideroad 10) 
and the 8th Line;” if the Town would run 
a sewer pipe along 88, “instead of paying 
$300 million on this great big scheme) there 
would be industry there already. 

Peter Dykie Jr.: “I would rather get existing 
lands developed... The bottom line (is) we 
have to keep a watchful eye on this project 
(to bring servicing to the 400).” 

Other candidates were invited to 
comment. Mark Contois noted that it was 
the Province who determined the order of 
development at the 400, starting at Line 5. 

Lisa Hawkins: “Can we not attract 
companies before we put infrastructure in? 
Can we not have partnerships?” 

Natalie Petra: “Build and they shall come 
is not a good strategy.” 

The candidates were unanimous in 
opposing any increase in Councillors’ 
expense accounts; most suggested cutting 
the amount. All 3 candidates in Ward 2, 
asked about the planned Southeast Arterial 
Road, were in favour of reopening the 
design, and looking at taking traffic directly 
to the 6th Line, via Peterman or Morris 
Road, rather than adding to the traffic on 
Simcoe Road. 

The debate was lively, and enlightening. 

Quotable quotes: 

Jim Corneau: “A democracy only works 
when you have people willing to stand up.... 
We need intelligent, sequential, controlled 
growth." 

Jessica Jamieson: “If you think we need a 
strong female voice on Council, if you think 
we need to move forward, not backwards - 

see page 21 






Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 21 





Candidate for Council in Ward 1: Carolyn Bunn 


At the start of The Times’ 

Municipal Election 2014 coverage, 
we interviewed Ward 1 Candidates 
Fabio Di Genova and incumbent Raj 
Sandhu. Since then, two additional 
candidates have been certified in 
the Ward - Emanuele Giordano, and 
Carolyn Bunn. 

Efforts to contact Mr.Giordano 
were unsuccessful, and he did not 
attend the all-candidates’ meeting on 
October 1. 

Carolyn Bunn also did not attend 
the meeting due to personal family 
commitments, and sent her regrets. 
Her interview follows. 

Carolyn Bunn has been thinking of 
running for Council for years, "but 
I didn’t, because I had the kids... If 
you want to give 100%, you have to be 
freed up.” 

Now that her children are grown, she 


has decided to run for Councillor in 
Ward 1 - largely because, on the job as 
“the paint lady” at Decorator's Edge, 
"customers from Ward 1 have been 
coming in with concerns, over the last 
20 years.” 

Among those concerns: the 
congested roads in Ward 1, parking 
issues- especially on West Park Ave., 
and on a larger scale, the town-wide 
lack of accommodation geared 
towards seniors. 

"There’s no place for seniors to go. 
Even us empty-nesters, there’s no 
place to downsize,” Bunn says. The 
only solution has been to move out of 
town. “I would love to downsize here, 
but I can’t find anything.” 

She points to Kingsmere Village in 
Alliston as the ideal. "Why can't we 
do that here?... Build some kind of 
subdivision with small, 2 bedroom 
bungalows,” and high-rise condos. 
Instead, she says, builders continue 
to put up two-storey, single family 
homes. “They’re trying to get the most 
bang for their buck, but what about 
keeping the residents here?” 

Another town-wide issue: Taxes. 
"Taxes are huge. I’ve had residents 
tell me that they actually moved from 
Vaughan thinking that the taxes are 
lower here... They're not finding out 
while they’re buying their homes. Now 
they're talking about leaving the Town 


She’s not sure of the solution. “Do 
we bring in more Commercial? Do 
we charge the Developers more?” It's 
something she wants to investigate, If 
elected to Council, and once she has 


Candidates 

debate 

from Page 20 

vote for me.” 

Gary Lamb: 
“You’ll have 
at least 4 new 
members of 
Council. The 
dynamics of 
Council will 
change... You 
need someone 
with experience. 

I am willing to 
give you 4 more 
years.... You ask 
where the money 
went. I don't 
know where it 

Raj Sandhu: “I 
know that the 
work is not done. 

I know that there 
is more that 
needs to be done. 
This election is 
not about empty 
promises. It’s 
about effective 
representation.” 


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Bunn also has concerns over the 
new BWG Transit system. “It's not as 
accessible as people would like” - not 
reaching some of the subdivisions, 
where kids are still faced with walking 
to school - “especially with winter 
coming.” 

She has been campaigning, going 
door to door. "I’m meeting a lot of 
good people.” Bunn notes, “Regardless 
of how it goes, it’s been a good 
experience for me. I didn’t go into this 
being a politician. I went into this to 
be a voice for the people.” 

And, she says, “I feel my voice will get 
stronger with experience. I’m in it for 
the right reason.” 

Contact Carolyn Bunn at 905-775- 
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Where to Vote 

Voting Day is October 27. There 
will be 5 polling stations - and 
voters with a Voting Card or ID can 
vote at ANY of the 5, thanks to new 
computerized technology. All of the 
polling stations are handicapped 
accessible, and 2 - Fred C. Cook 
Public School and the Bradford 
Public Library - will be equipped 
with accessibility devices. 

Advance polling takes place at the 
Library Oct. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., and Oct. 14-17,4 to 8 p.m 


Perogy Supper at St. Michael’s 


VIP for York Simcoe and his family enjoyed the Ukrainian 


Perogy and Sausage Supper at St 


Ukrainian Orthodox Church 


It. Michael the Archangel 
n Bradford on September 20. 

Another supper is planned for October 25. 

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 721 Simcoe 
Road in Bradford, is holding another wonderful 
Fundraising Ukrainian Perogy Supper on Saturday, October 
25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Church hall. Cost ranges from 
$10 to $14 for a dinner of Potato and Cheddar perogies, 
sausage, salad, dessert, coffee or tea. Side dishes include 
delicious cabbage rolls and borscht! Tickets available at the 

Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner 

St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 6254 Yonge St. in Churchill, 
Innisfil, is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 24 
from 5 to 7 p.m. Choice of Meat or Vegetarian Sauce, plus 
Caesar Salad, garlic Bread, tea, coffee and dessert. Adults 
$15, children 12 and under $6, pre-schoolers are free. For 
more information call 705-290-0255. All proceeds go to St. 
Peter’s Anglican. 


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community listings 


COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN 
FOR CHILDREN (CAPC) PRO¬ 
GRAM NEW DATE: The Com¬ 
munity Action Program for 
Children (CAPC) is moving 
from Mondays (4-6 p.m.) to 
Thursdays (1 to 3 p.m.), at the 
Ontario Early Years Centre, 


CAPC Office at 905-775-1498. 
AL-ANON: Meets Wednes¬ 
days, 8 p.m. Holy Martyrs 
of Japan Church basement, 
167 Essa St. in Bradford. For 
information, www.al-anon. 
alateen.org, wso@al-anon. 
org or call 1-888-4AL-AN0N. 
SPEAK FOR SUCCESS 
TOASTMASTERS: Toast¬ 
masters meet on the 2nd, 4th 



mation see www.speakfor- 
success.org All welcome. 
WEEKLY BINGO: Innisfil Lions 
Club host a weekly Bingo, Mon¬ 
days. 5 p.m. doors open, 6:45 
p.m. Bingo begins, at the Lions 
Hall on Innisfil Beach Rd„ 
Alcona. Refreshments availa¬ 
ble. For info, call 705-436-1826. 
HELP FOR IMMIGRANTS: 
Bradford Immigrant & Com¬ 
munity Services (BICS) 
located at 11 Holland St. East 
offers English Language 
Classes for Newcomers to 
Canada, Settlement Assist¬ 
ance, Integration to the Cana¬ 
dian School System Pro¬ 
gram, Parenting Workshops, 
Translation and Interpreta¬ 
tion services, Information and 
referral, advocacy and more. 
905-775-3343 or see www. 
bradfordimmigrant.com 
BWG COMMUNITY MEAL: 
BWG Community Initiatives 
hosts a hot meal at 5:30 p.m. 
every Friday evening, at Brad¬ 
ford United Church, 66 Bar¬ 
rie St. in Bradford. All welcome 
-doors open at 5 p.m. Free. 

ST. MICHAEL'S UKRAIN¬ 
IAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: 

721 Simcoe Rd., Bradford. 
Fund- raising perogies and 
cabbage rolls sale every Sat. 
and Sun. 12 to 4 p.m. Info, call 
the church 905-551-1651. 
WRITERS'CIRCLE: BWG 
Writers’Circle now meets 
7-9 p.m. on the 3rd Tues. of 
the month, at the New Brad¬ 
ford Library, 425 Holland St. 

W. All Writers welcomed. 
SUPPORT FOR DEPRES¬ 
SION: Support group meets 
every Friday evening at Brad¬ 
ford United Church, 66 Barrie 
St. Support for Depression 
meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. year 
round, providing an opportu¬ 
nity for those experiencing 
depression or who have expe¬ 
rienced depression to share 
coping strategies in safe, non- 
judgemental surroundings, 
assisted by empathetic facili¬ 
tators. Organized by the Cana¬ 
dian Mental Health Associa¬ 
tion - completely anonymous. 
Enter the church through the 
Office Door, off Barrie St. 
GRANDPARENTS, PARENT¬ 
ING AGAIN: Support group 
for grandparents with formal 
or informal custody of their 
grandchildren. Mondays at 
the Ontario Early Years Cen¬ 
tre Bradford satellite, 118 
Barrie St., 1 to 3 p.m. Child¬ 
care available; call the cen¬ 
tre at 905-775-3039 ext. 

229 on the Friday before. 
CAREGIVER SUPPORT 


GROUP: Meets at CHATS 
(Community & Home Assist¬ 
ance To Seniors), 448 Holland 
St. West in Bradford,on the 
1st and 3rd Thursday of the 
Month, at 10 a.m. An oppor¬ 
tunity to get out, meet other 
caregivers, share stories 
and strategies, and find new 
ways to cope. Free, but reg¬ 
ister by calling Marc, 1-866- 
677-9048 ext. 6226 or email 
MTerrance@chats.on.ca 


FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 
OPEN HOUSE: 6 to 8 p.m. at 
Fire & Emergency HQ on Mel¬ 
bourne Drive in Bradford - all 
are welcome to drop in! Fire 
Prevention information, give¬ 
aways for the kids, refresh¬ 
ments, meet the Firefighters. 


TUES., OCT. 14 


YORK SIMCOE NATURAL¬ 
ISTS MEET: At the River Drive 
Park Community Centre, 20 
Oak Ave. in River Drive Park 
(off Queensville SR, north of 
Holland Landing), at 7:30 p.m. 
Topic: Albert Wierenga will 
talk about the Snow Leopards 
of Siberia. For more informa¬ 
tion, email ysnclub@yahoo. 
ca or see YorkSimcoeNatu- 
ralists on Facebook.com 
BOND HEAD LIONS EUCHRE: 
At the Bond Head Community 
Hall, County Rd. 27 south of 88 
at 7 p.m. All welcome to this 
fun evening and fundraiser. 


WEDS., OCT. 15 


PROBUS CLUB II MEETS: 

At St. John's Presbyterian 
Church, 10 SR & 8th Line BWG 
from 10 a.m. to noon. Guest 
speaker is Karen Stephen¬ 
son, discussing Edible Wild 
Plants. Coffee, tea and treats 
will be available; new mem¬ 
bers welcomes. For informa¬ 
tion, contact Jill, 705-290- 
0099 or Joanne, 905-551- 
0942. Asocial club for retired 
and semi-retired PROfes- 
sional and Business people. 


THURS..0CT. 16 


CAREGIVER SUPPORT 
GROUP: Meets at CHATS 
(Community & Home Assist¬ 
ance To Seniors), 448 Hol¬ 
land St. West in Bradford,on 
the 1st and 3rd Thursday of 
the Month, at 10 a.m.Free, 
but register by calling Marc, 
1-866-677-9048 ext. 6226 or 
email MTerrance@chats.on.ca 


SAT., OCT. 18 


BRETT BAKER, LIVE AT 
THE LEGION: The Bradford 
Legion Br. 521, located at 115 
Back St., hosts a Fall Coun¬ 
try & Western Dance on Oct. 

18, at 8:30 p.m. featuring 
Brett Baker, light snacks, door 
prizes. Only $10 per person. 

For tickets call 905-775-5025. 
BRADFORD UNITED CHURCH 
GALA: At the church, 66 Bar¬ 
rie St. in Bradford; doors 
open at 5:15 p.m. Includes a 
Gala Dinner, Guest Speaker 
and Silent Auction; beer and 
wine will be available. $30 
per person; purchase tickets 
by Oct. 10 at 905-775-7268. 
LAST BLAST ATTHE SIM¬ 
COE COUNTY MUSEUM: The 
Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26 in Mid¬ 
hurst welcomes members of 
theHCEA.who bring their 
steamrollers, power shovels, 
and other antique equipment, 
and fire them up one last time 
before the winter. 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. Regular museum 
admission rates apply. 

WINE HARVEST DINNER & 
DANCE: Festa das Vindimas, 
at the Portuguese Cultural 
Centre of Bradford, on Sim¬ 
coe Rd. Doors open 6 p.m., 
Dinner at 7 p.m.-Soup, Cod, 
potatoes, salad, dessert, tea 
or coffee. Dancing to the band 
Sagres - and grape-stomp¬ 
ing! Members pay $25 adults, 
$12 children (ages 7-12). Non¬ 
members $30 adults, $15 
for children. For tickets call 
Tina 905-775-4291, Paula 
2890221-3278, Sara 905-775- 
4825 or Jean 905-716-4723. 


SUN., OCT. 19 


CABBAGE ROLLS AND MEAT 
ON A STICK: At St. Cath¬ 
erine of Alexandria Catholic 
Church, 56 Hearn St. in Bond 
Head - enjoy a great dinner 
of Cabbage Rolls, Meat on 
a Stick, Caesar Salad, Cof¬ 
fee, Tea and Dessert, all for 
only $14 for adults, $7 for 
youth ages 7-12, free for chil¬ 
dren under 7. Tickets at the 
door, starting at 5 p.m. 


TUES.. OCT. 21 


ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF 
SIMCOE COUNTY SUP¬ 
PORT GROUP: Meets at 
CHATS, 448 Holland St. West 
in the Hakim Plaza, at 10 
a.m. Family and friends car¬ 
ing for a person with Alzheim- 
ers or a related dementia can 
share information and cop¬ 


ing strategies, in a safe place. 


FRI..0CT. 24 


SPAGHETTI DINNER AT ST. 
PETER’S ANGLICAN: St. 

Peter's Anglican Church, 6254 
Yonge St. in Churchill, Innisfil, 
hosts a Spaghetti Dinner from 
5 to 7 p.m., to raise funds for 
the Church. Choice of Meat or 
vegetarian Sauce, plus Caesar 
Salad, Garlic Bread, tea or cof¬ 
fee and dessert. $15 adults, 

$6 for children 12 and under, 
free for preschoolers. Call 705- 
290-0255 for information. 

Taize Service 

Trinity Anglican Church 
in Bradford, 62 Church St., 
holds a Taize Service on the 
second Wednesday evening 
of each month, at 7:30 p.m. 

Midweek daytime Holy 
Eucharist, at Trinity 
Anglican Church will take 
place October 22, at 1:30 
p.m. Unable to attend 
weekend services? The 
midweek daytime service is 
offered on the 2nd and 4th 
Wednesday afternoon of 
each month. 

Soup’s on in Lefroy 

Every Tuesday, drop in 
to Lefroy United Church, 
on Church St. North in the 
hamlet of Lefroy, Innisfil, 
between 11:30 a.m. and 1 
p.m. for a bowl of home¬ 
made soup, a bun or biscuit, 
tea or coffee and a sweet 
treat, only $3.50 per person. 


Free Thanksgiving 
Dinner 

Are you alone this 
Thanksgiving? Lonely? 
Struggling with a limited 
budget? Far from family 
and friends? 

You are invited to “A 
Community Affair” - a 
free Thanksgiving Dinner 
on Friday, October 10 at 
the Bradford & District 
Memorial Community 
Centre, 125 Simcoe Rd. 

Doors will open at 6 
p.m. Free, but please 
RSVP to 647-718-7849 
or email pastor@ 
greaterlifeonline . 
com Seating is limited. 
Sponsored in part by 
Greater Life Community 
Church (the Church in 
the Library). 


































Sports 


Thursday, October 9,2014 • Bradford Times 23 


BWGMHA Rep team results 


NOVICE A 

Sept. 22, Barrie - 8, Bradford - 2. 
Goals by Teagan Pare from Blake 
McDonald; and Tyler Klic from 
Nicholas Bruining and Pare. 

Oct. 3, Bradford - 5, Innisfil - 2. Great 
goals by Andreas Alves and Marcus 
McCabe with a pair apiece, single 
by Brandon Spadafora, on assists by 
Spadafora (2), Alves (2), Jacob Pruitt, 
Teagan Pare, Blake McDonald and 
Liam Beninati. Great goaltending by 
Antonino Spencer-Thompson. 

Oct. 4, Bradford - 4, Orillia - 2. 
Markers by Marcus McCabe, Teagan 
Pare (unassisted), Tyler Klic, and 
Liam Beninati (unassisted). Helpers 
to Beninati, Andreas Alves and 
Michael Moran. Great effort by Austin 
Domingues in net. 

Oct. 5, Bradford - 3, Orillia -1. 

Goals by Marcus McCabe from 
Liam Beninati and Michael Moran; 
Andreas Alves from AJ Agresti; and 
Nicholas Bruining from Jacob Pruitt 
and Agresti. Great goaltending by 
Antonino Spencer-Thompson. 

ATOM "A” 

Sept. 28, Richmond Hill Stars - 6, 


Bradford Don Cherry’s Bulldogs Atom 
“A” - 2. Both goals by Davis Frederick, 
on assists from Christian Campoli, 
Matthew Boughner and Evan 
Drummond. 

Oct. 4, Bradford Don Cherry’s 
Bulldogs - 2, Richmond Hill Stars - 2. 
Goals by Jeremiah Oake from Jakob 
Klic and Isaiah Drummond; and 
with the tying goal, with 1 minute 
remaining on die clock, Tanner 
Hueglin, unassisted. 

MAJOR PEEWEE 

Oct. 4, Bradford Bulldogs - 4, 
Markham Waxers - 3. Scoring by 
Caleb Booth with a pair, singles by 
Noah Miranda and William Bishop, 
on assists from Jackson Carruthers 
(2), Tyler Mumford, and Ryan Jensen. 
Liam Roberts was solid in net. 

Oct. 5, Bradford Bulldogs - 4, 
Markham Waxers -1. Goals by Stuart 
Heath from Noah Miranda and Cole 
Takacs; Thomas King from Miranda; 
Caleb Booth from Owen Hodgson; 
and Jackson Carruthers, unassisted. 
Outstanding defence by Joseph 
Magani. 


Cookstown Cash Curling returns 


The World Curling Tour is Coming to 
Cookstown, November 6-9. 

This is the 3rd year of 
CookstownCash, presented by 
COMCO Canada Inc. Top curlers will 
be competing for nearly $30,000 in 
prize money, at the Cookstown and 
Alliston Curling Clubs. 

In its first year, the event attracted 
20 top Men’s teams. This year, the 
competition will see 30 Men’s Teams 
and 12 Women's team. Already 
confirmed are several Canadian 


Olympic Pre-Trials participants, 
including Mark Kean, Brent 
Ross and Joe Frans. US Olympic 
representatives Craig Brown and Chris 
Plys are coming, as are former World 
Champions Peter Corner, Graeme 
McCarrol, Jane Hooper-Perroud and 
Marilyn Bodogh. 

Admission to watch the curling is 
free. For more info, follow the event 
on twitter @CookstownCash or visit 
www.cookstowncurllngclub.ca 



BBall! 

The South Simcoe 
Basketball Club launched 
its second season on 
Saturday, October 4 at the 
Bradford West Gwillimbury 
Leisure Centre. 

It was an opportunity to 
sign up, pick up a jersey, 
and play a game on the 
basketball court. 

For more information 
about the SSBC programs 
for youth, see www. 
ssbasketball.ca or 
facebook.com/SSBCIub 
Photo: Tizana, 9, signed 
up with the South Simcoe 
Basketball Club for the 
first time. 


Running for a Cure for Breast Cancer 



Runners lead the way, at the start of the Barrie-Orillia CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, October 5 at 
Barrie’s Heritage Park. Below, Bradford runners head to the finish line. 


RUN from Page 1 

own terms. Knowing that the chemotherapy 
would cause her to lose her hair, she cut it, in 
stages, and then shaved her head - going bald at 
her own pace. And she and her supporters would 
show up for the cancer treatments in costume, 
putting smiles on the faces of other patients. 

“No one chooses to have cancer. What you 
choose is how to face it.” 

With 1 in 9 women expected to face a breast 
cancer diagnosis at some time in their lives, 
it is a disease that impacts every community. 

And although everyone can’t be involved in the 
treatment, or in looking for a cure, she said, by 
participating in events like the Run, "we can all 
save a life.” 

Jannis and her Crush Cancer team walked the 
5 K route, raising approximately $3000 for the 
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In all, the 
Barrie-Orillia Run raised an estimated $250,000 


- and Runs held in 65 communities coast to coast 
raised $25 million. 



Weekend becomes OneWalk to Conquer Cancer 


Toronto - The 12th annual Shoppers Drug Mart 
Weekend to End Women’s Cancers saw 3,100 


“I was 36 years old with a toddler when I was 

see ONEWALK Page 27 


participants in the 2-day, 60 km Walk 
raise $7.7 million for the Princess 
Margaret Hospital cancer research 
and programs - bringing the 12-year 
total to more than $148 million. 

“These vital funds are enabling our 
teams of researchers and doctors to 
lead the revolution in personalized 
cancer medicine. This enables our 
world-leading doctors and scientists 
to detect cancers earlier, diagnose 
cancer with more precision, target 
treatment for each patient while 
providing additional support for 
patients and their families throughout 
their cancer journey,” said Paul Alofs, 
President and CEO of The Princess 
Margaret Cancer Foundation. 

One of the participants this year was 
Bradford's Suzy Garibaldi, walking for 
the first time, and a cancer survivor 
herself. 


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Congratulations to our dear parents 
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October 16,2014 

Even Hurricane Hazel couldn’t keep 
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Lorraine & Bill, Cathy & Brian, 
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COLE, William (Bill) Ernest - Of River 
Drive Park Suddenly on Monday, 
September 29, 2014 in Bradford, in his 91st 
year.tLoving husband of the late Marjorie 
(JEAN) Cole. Beloved father of Wayne and 
his wife Donna, of Barrie, Randy and his 
wife Sandy of Minden, and Eddie of 
Toronto. Lovingly remembered as “Poppa 
and Great Poppa” by his many 
grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Survived by his sister Pearl (Lloyd) 
Walkinshaw. As per his wishes there will be 
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a celebration of life will be held on 
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River Drive Park Community Centre, 20 
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DE BRUIN, Veronica - Peacefully 
passed away at Southlake Regional Health 
Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, 
October 1, 2014. Veronica (nee Tillman) De 
Bruin of Sandy Cove Acres at 71 years of 
age. Beloved wife of the late Jack De Bruin. 
Loving mom of Rick (Jeannie) De Bruin, 
Debbie (George) Diebert and Paul (Carolin) 
De Bruin. Proud Nana of Kyle (Jeannine) 
and Samantha. Dear Great Nana of Coen. 
Friends called at SKWARCHUK FUNERAL 
HOME, Bradford for visitation. Funeral 
service was held in the Chapel on Monday, 
October 6, 2014 at 1p.m. Interment Holy 
Martyrs Cemetery, Bradford. In Veronica’s 
memory, donations may be made to the 
Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at 
Southlake Regional Health Centre. 


O’CONNOR, Madeline Marie (nee 
Lentine) August 15, 1934 - September 30, 
2014. It is with heavy hearts that we 
announce the peaceful passing of Madeline 


Michael Everett) and Si-- — — 

grandchildren Dennis (Nyssa), Crystal 
(Andy), Katie (Jeff) and Meaghan. She also 
leaves behind her great-grandchildren 
Jesse, Madalyn, Caleb, Mathew and 
Vanessa. Madeline will also be missed by 
her brothers and sisters, and many nieces 
& nephews and many cousins and dear 
friends. She was a gracious, strong-minded 

grace and dignity. At Madeline's request, 
there will be no service. There will be a 
private family gathering at a later date. 
Arrangements entrusted to Taylor Funeral 
Home - Newmarket. Online condolences 
may be placed at i ' 




Terry Fox Run at Fieldcrest 


Miriam King photos, Bradford Times 
Students at Fieldcrest Elementary School 
in Bradford held their annual Terry Fox Run 
on September 25 - running laps around the 
school yard. 

They were cheered on by school mascot, 
the Fieldcrest Falcon (above), and once the 
donations were counted, raised over $2,633 
for the Terry Fox Foundation and Cancer 
research. 

At right, friends ran for family members, 
and “For Joey.” Every runner and walker 
wore a tag, and ran in honour or memory of 
someone. 

This Friday, the school will be holding an 
outdoor Terry Fox Celebration, weather 
permitting. 


Weekend becomes OneWalk to Conquer Cancer 


ONEWALK from Page 23 

diagnosed with cervical cancer, and have sadly 
lost my sister, uncle and aunt to cancer... I’m 
not walking 60 km this weekend for myself, 
but to honour my late sister, who left behind a 
young family, and my other relatives, to keep 
their legacies alive. I am proud to participate 
and support The Princess Margaret's mission to 
conquer cancer in our lifetime. I just don’t want 
anyone else to lose any more loved ones.” 

Alofs noted, "This year in Canada, over 34,500 
women will be diagnosed with a form of breast 
or gynecologic cancer, and over 8,000 will die 
from the disease.” 

Alofs also announced that this will be the last 
year for the 2-day walk for Women's Cancers. 
Instead, next year will introduce a new Shoppers 


Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer - a 
1-day, 25K walk for all cancers and Personalized 
Cancer Medicine at Princess Margaret. 

Next year, walkers will be able to direct their 
fundraising dollars to a specific program or 
cancer - walking for the Discovery Research 
Fund, Breast Cancer, Gynecology (Uterine, 
Cervical and Ovarian cancer), Lung cancer, 

Colon Cancer, Rectal and Gastrointestinal 
cancer. Endocrine, Prostate, Testicular, Bladder 
and Genito-urinary, Head and neck, Brain, 
Central Nervous System, Eye, Leukemia, 
Lymphoma, Endocrine, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer 
and Melanoma, Childhood cancers. 

Register for the 2015 Shoppers Drug Mart 
OneWalk to Conquer Cancer in Toronto online at 
www.onewalk.ca or call 416-815-WALK. 


Kyle’s Fundraiser for Soldier ON 

Young Kyle Ratusny’s fundraiser for the Soldier On Fund continues, with a fundraising raffle. 

Top prize in the raffle is a hand crafted, autographed Toronto Blue Jays baseball; 2nd prize, the 
battery-powered Mercedes kid’s riding car (for ages 3& up) donated by Walmart; 3rd - Foursome 
at The Club at Bond Head; 4th - $100 gas card; 5th - $25 dinner card. Prizes can be viewed at Dutch 
Treats, 15 Holland St. East. Tickets are $20 each, available at the Bradford Legion, Dutch Treats, 3 
Scoops Ice Cream on Barrie St., or from Robert Ratusny, Criminal Lawyer, only until October 15. 
Winners will be drawn at Dutch Treats, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17. A representative of Soldier On will be 
at the Draw, to receive a final donation from the family, and Kyle. 

































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92 HOLLAND ST. W 
905-775-5557 


HOLLAND LANDING 
8 BRADFORD ST. 
905-836-6315 


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