Tuesday, February 7, 2006

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"VALLEY EAST - A PLACE TO GROW" - Greetings From the Publisher


Welcome to the 11th Weekly Issue of the Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter. I hope you enjoy the feature articles and stories that are highlighted in this edition and I encourage you to forward this newsletter to as many of your friends and acquaintances in your "address book" as possible. With your help we expect the Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter to reach over 20,000 people each week. For more about the Valley East Today Community Web Site>>>





We want to thank all of our readers who have taken time to send us feedback about the articles that have appeared in previous editions of the Electronic Newsletter. The Valley East Today Community Web Site has been created as a communication tool to help people from local communities keep in touch and connected. Please feel free to send us your comments after you have read this issue of the newsletter. To read previous comments>>>>



There Is No Such Thing As Failure As Long As You Have The Courage To Try… 

On January 24 I wrote about a marvelous lady named Gail Leroux. If you recall, she is the person who has lived her life in pain since a dreadful car accident when she was only 16 years old. Gail and her 80-year old friend, Gerty Burnett, were spending time at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre every afternoon, trying to sell tickets to a Valentine’s Day Dance to raise money for the March of Dimes. More>>>>



New Office Of Valley East Today Now Open At The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre

I am very happy to announce that our new office in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre is now open. If you would like to stop in and provide me with some comments or suggestions, please feel free to do so whenever you are in the mall. Everyone associated with Valley East Today is very excited about the future of this online publication as the community heads into a very promising future. For more>>>>




Dozens of Residents Now Registered On Employment Wanted List
The Valley East Today Employment Services list of people who are looking for work is growing every week. Now employers can look over the list to see who is available for work in the community. Hopefully, this will be a way for residents to find meaningful employment close to home. For more>>>
Minimum Wage Rate At New Level Since February 1
Find out how the raising of the minimum wage rate may impact local employment levels by encouraging seniors and retirees to get back into the workforce. For more>>>>
Job Creation In Valley East & Capreol Remains A Top Priority
It is all very well and fine to help people prepare resumes and learn how to use the computer and other resources to search out job postings, but when over 85% of all job vacancies are never formally posted, even the most skilled job hunting person will have difficulty finding out about them. An aggressive economic development plan for the communities of Valley East and Capreol are needed in order for us to keep our residents employed. For more>>>

Ron Dupuis - Councillor for Ward 3

Keep informed about municipal activities and issues through Ron Dupuis'  weekly column. Ron was the first person to declare that he was running for the position of Councillor in the new Ward 5 for the 2006 election. For the latest>>>>
Residents May Already Have The Power To Return To The "Spirit of Regional Government"

Despite the fact that it appears impossible to reverse the amalgamation process which created the City of Greater Sudbury, it is becoming apparent that the Municipal Election 2006 may very well turn into an "inside" vs "outside" battle. For more>>>>
Snow Removal Policy Will Create Plenty of Debate Among Candidates For Election 2006
When candidates for the 2006 municipal election face potential voters, they will undoubtedly be asked to explain their position on snow removal policy. For more>>>>
Many Seniors Feel As If They Are Being Forced To Move Out Of The Valley - Housing May Become An Election Issue
Despite the fact that Valley East is one of the fastest growing communities in the entire region, many seniors like Ena Boulay feel that they are being forced to move out of the town because of the lack of apartment space. For more>>>>



Put Your Own Personal Vehicle Agent To Work Finding That Car or Truck That is Just Right for You

Many automobile and truck owners are discovering the benefits of having a personal Independent Vehicle Agent to find the best deals on pre-owned cars and trucks. Ron and Jeff Masciangelo are leading the way in establishing high standards for vehicle agents in the region.  For More>>>>
Growing Popularity of Scrap Booking Is Indicative Of A Move Towards A More Sentimental Society
Parents and grandparents love making scrap books for their children and grand children. As one grandparent stated, “You can buy anything you want from the store. But when you take photos and other little items that mean a lot to you and then put them into a scrap book, you are giving a piece of yourself." See what Sue Mydonyk has observed through The Dollar Klub. For more>>>>

Nursing Students Gain Practical Experience At The Shopping Centre
Nursing Students from the Laurentian University / College Boreal Program were at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on February 6 to test blood pressure. More>>>>

Don't Forget To Include Your Mouth In Your Personal Fitness Program
February 14 is a perfect time for you to stop and evaluate what you are doing to keep your mouth in good health. Nicole Brunet, a Denturist with Beswick Denture Clinic, explains that this is something that everyone should do – not just people with dentures. For more>>>>
Cowboy Boots Are Not Just For Riding
If you are looking for just the right kind of footwear for dancing or general comfort, perhaps you should take another look at what they are doing to cowboy boots. Laurna gives readers an inside look at the elements of a good cowboy boot. For more>>>
Looking For A Good Pet - Perhaps A Rabbit Would Be A Good Choice
Dwarf Rabbits have overtaken Guinea Pigs on the popularity list of household pets. Lisa, of Pet Palace, has some advice for people who are interested in trying out one of these fascinating animals. For more>>>>
Meat Manager Observes That Consumers Are Becoming More Health Conscious
Rino Lupini has noticed that there seems to be a gradual shift to leaner, smaller portions among health-conscious consumers today. “Many people are buying boneless chicken breasts – anything without skin or fat. They are also buying a lot more ground chicken and turkey which they are using as a substitute for traditional ground beef.” For more>>>>
Caroline Provides Plenty of Food For Thought With Her Weekly Columns
If you are looking for some unique insight into Love and Relationships, make sure you check out some of Caroline's weekly columns. For more>>>>
Linda Streitenberger Shares A Poem From 1978
Linda picked up a poem from a Teen Magazine while she was at Lively High School in 1978. She discovered it recently and wanted to share it with us. For more>>>>
Keeping Parking Lot Clear of Snow Is A Full Time Job
Val Mazzuca and his snow plowing crew are out at 5 a.m. when it snows in order to prepare the parking lot for the day. For More>>>>


Enter the 2nd Annual Royal Valentine Contest At The Mall on February 11
Nicole Lemay Photography and the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre will once again be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Royal Valentine Photo Contest this year at the mall. The event will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information>>>>>

Trailsmen Rod & Gun Club Have Something Special Planned For February 10 & 11
The trailsmen Rod & Gun Club would like the public to attend our Kids fish pond and membership drive at the Hanmer Shopping Centre on Feb., 10 & 11, 2006.  Learn more about the many programs that our club has to offer and bring your kids to fish for prizes. For More information>>>>


Small Business Seminar Being Held in Valley East And Capreol

The “Stepping Stone” program offers business skills training and loan opportunities for existing or aspiring entreprenuers in Greater Sudbury. Valley East seminar on February 7 while Capreol is scheduled for February 21. For more>>>

This is Your Last Chance To Get A Great Valentine's Gift For Your Theatre Lover
The Community Living Greater Sudbury is still selling tickets to their Command Performance In May. For More>>>>
On March 2, 2006 The Easter Seal Society, Ontario will be hosting a Gala Dinner Event at the Steel Workers Hall starring Joey Nicefero of The Canadian Tenors and the Ida Sauvé Dancers. For more information>>>>


This Week At The Mall

"This Week At The Mall" is a special feature found in The Vision Paper every Wednesday. The online-version consists of a schedule of activities and events that are planned to take place at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre during the year. Community groups and organizations will find the online catalogue to be a useful tool in planning their own fund-raising and public awareness activities. For more>>>>


Mall Walking Program Will Help Keep You Fit This Winter

There is no excuse for not keeping fit during the cold winter months when you live in Valley East or Capreol. If you do nothing else, you can at least spend an hour or so three or more times a week walking laps in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. Five laps equals one mile - and it is warm, dry and pleasant. For more>>>>



If You Don't Have The Puck, You Shouldn't Worry About Being Checked
The rules are clear about the difference between Body Checking and Body Contact. All we have to do is enforce the rules. More>>>>
How About Awarding a Penalty Shot Every 3rd Penalty Instead Of Sitting In The Box?

Some players get cheated on ice time because of the selfish actions of others who take foolish penalties. Perhaps this is one way of forcing the coach to take disciplinary measures of his own. More>>>>




The Valley East Today Community Web Site invites all readers to visit the web sites of the following local businesses which are trying their best to meet the needs of residents of Valley East and Capreol in providing them with the very best possible goods and services at the most reasonable prices around. Click on their names to be taken into their web sites and take a virtual tour:


Beswick Denture Clinic
Ron Gladu Photos
Masciangelo Motors Internet Solutions
Reliable Security
Drago Men's Wear
Ron Dupuis Councillor
Sole Mates Family Footwear
Hanson Family Dentistry
Heatwave Tanning Salon
Dixie Lee Chicken
The Dollar Klub
Desjardins' Food Basics
Pet Palace
The Source by Circuit City
Hanmer Home Hardware
Stan Thomas Solicitor
Drs. Dunlop & Labrecque Optometrists
Lou's Shoe Repair
The Cutting Boutique
The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre




Freeman Formal Wear Is The Choice That Makes Sense For Any Occasion

Rudy Mazzuca, owner of Drago's Men's Wear in Capreol, has been in the clothing business since he began working out of his popular Young Street store at the age of 15 for his father. So, with over 54 years of experience, and with 40 of those years providing well fitted formal attire for all kinds of functions from graduations to weddings and everything else in between, when Rudy puts his trust in Freeman Formal Wear, you know it is a good, reliable, dependable product! For More>>>>


Edgar Lajambe, owner of VCCNet Internet Solutions Keeps You Up To Date With Technology News

Whether it's information about digital phone service, web site hosting, or other advances being made with Internet Technology, you can visit Edgar Lajambe's web site to keep up to date. For More>>>>


Reliable Security Provides Free System to the Elderly

Barry Blais, owner of Reliable Security in Sudbury, is extremely impressed with the program that has been implemented by ADT for customers who are handicapped, wheelchair bound, or elderly. This is definitely something that will be of interest to children and caregivers. For More on this program>>>>


Ron Gladu Can Help You Keep Memories Alive By Simple Process of Transferring 8mm Film to DVD

Many people were swept up with the fad of taking 8mm movie films during the 50's and 60's. Today, most no longer have any way of showing those films. That is why transferring films from Super 8 and Regular 8 to DVD or video tape cassettes has become so popular. For more>>>>



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