Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter is published and distributed every Tuesday to thousands of people, most of whom reside in Valley East, Capreol, and the Greater Sudbury Area. While many of the articles focus on the accomplishments and achievements of residents of Valley East, there are many general features which will be of interest to people regardless of where they reside.



Chico's Bantam Boys Bring Home The Provincial Bowling Championships On The Weekend
The Bantam Boys Bowling Team from Chico's Bowl had a great weekend capturing the Provincial Championships for the club. We also took home a silver and a bronze medal in singles play. For more>>>>

The Demolition of the Riviera Hotel Means Different Things To Different People
The Riviera Hotel on Young Street in Capreol has been a part of the community for decades. Perhaps it was old and had to come down, but there is still something very sad and disturbing in how quickly a place that had such a powerful impact on generations of people could disappear so quickly. For more>>>>

Many Are Questioning Whether The Investment In the Rock Sewage Tunnel Project Is Worth The Potential Return
The debate continues on who should pay for the shortfall for the construction of the rock sewage tunnel in the south end. Meanwhile, the financial facts are starting to show how much home owners in Valley East and elsewhere are going to be paying so that others can buy $300,000 and $400,000 houses. For more>>>>

Jennifer Higgs Gives Her Younger Brother The Gift Of Life With Donation of Kidney
Jennifer Higgs demonstrated just how much she cares about her younger brother, Tyler, when she donated one of her kidneys to him in January. She didn't hesitate for a moment when she found out she was a match. For more on this incredible story, go here>>>

Christine Broseau Hopes To Set Personal Goal By Covering 200 Laps Of The Pool In Less Than Three Hours
The Forester's 1st Annual National Big Swim for Arthritis will take place across the Nation from April 21 to 24. Valley East's Christine Broseau is training at the Howard Armstrong Centre in hopes of swimming 200 laps of the pool to earn a gold medal for her efforts. For more on this story>>>>

Glamorous You School of Nail & Make-Up Artistry Will be Moving To The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on April 1
Louise Frappier-Beaulieu, owner and founder of the Glamorous You School of Nail & Make Up Artistry, will be moving to the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre as of April 1, 2006. This central location with its high profile is expected to encourage many more people to consider getting qualified in this exciting career.  For more>>>>

Carissa Henry Gets First Hand Experience In Journalism Working At The Vision Paper
The Cooperative Education Program provides young students like Carissa Henry with an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the career they hope to enter after they graduate from post-secondary school. Carissa has always had a gift for writing and is interested in Journalism. She will spend each afternoon finding out if this is the career for her. For more>>>>

Local Family Expresses Appreciation to Staff of Val Caron Animal Hospital For Going That Extra Mile To Care For 'Sasha'
It's not easy watching old age creep up and take the spirit out of a beloved family pet. Tom Lacroix, a resident of Val Therese, enjoyed long walks with his German Shepherd, Sasha. When the time came, he appreciated the support that came from the staff of the Val Caron Animal Hospital. For more>>>>

Getting Married This Summer? Don't Hire A Once-In-A-While Photographer For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event
Whether you decide to use Ron Gladu Photos for your wedding or go somewhere else, Ron suggests that you consider the importance of your wedding memories fifty years from now when you hire your photographer. For more>>>>

Valley East Soccer Club Registrations Begin On March 31
Parents interested in registering their children with the Valley East Soccer Club should be aware that the registrations will begin at The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on March 30. For a complete listing of the dates and times, go to the link at the end of this paragraph. It is expected that over 1500 people will be signing up to play this summer.  For more>>>>   

When Selecting Baby Shoes You Should Always Spend As Much As You Can Afford
Laurna Mills of Sole Mates Family Footwear says that a baby's first walking shoes may be the most important shoes he or she every buys. They must be properly fitted and must be of the highest quality you can afford. For More>>>>

Keep This Number Handy In Case You Need Formal Wear In A Hurry
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>>>>


by Robert Kirwan


We'll Deal With It When We Have To...
Itís strange how you sometimes get the best advice from the most unusual places. 
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The Future Employment Picture For Greater Sudbury Looks Grim
Recent reports on employment in the Greater Sudbury Area do not paint a picture of optimism for young people seeking a career. Several facts indicate that we are in the middle of a long-term trend that will be hard to overcome. For more>>>>


Shortage of Skilled Workers Hitting Sales Rep Positions More Than Trades
When it comes to a lack of skilled workers, a new study among employers shows that the positions of sales representative are becoming the hardest for them to fill. For more>>>>

Post Secondary Students Looking For Summer Jobs Encouraged To Register Online
The Valley East Today Employment Services section has been created to provide students in search of summer jobs to post their interests for local businesses. Business owners who would like to hire summer students can look over the list of young people who have taken the initiative to use this service and can then make their own contacts instead of sifting through hundreds of resumes. For more>>>>
Home Based Business Owners Have A Way of Promoting Their Services At No Cost
It is hard for home-based business owners to let potential customers know about their services. Now by listing on this Valley East Today Employment Services section, people in search of their services can find them more easily. For more>>>>


Ron Dupuis Discusses The Funding of the South End Tunnel Project
This week Ron Dupuis explains the shortfall in funding for the south-end rock tunnel project and seeks the opinion of constituents on how to raise almost $4 million.  For more>>>>


Local Public Transit Route Within Valley East Is Long Overdue
One of the recommendations of a major study on the Greater Sudbury Transit System was very well received by residents of Valley East. The consultants indicated that Valley East should have at least one local loop within the community that would allow people to be brought to a central depot for transfers elsewhere. Their study demonstrated that the ridership had increased to such a point in Valley East that a separate local route was warranted. For more on this issue>>>> 

Local Economic Development Has Been Inadequate - Report
The Business Expansion and Retention Program has identified that 71% of businesses surveyed are of the opinion that the municipal government is doing an inadequate job in the area of business and economic development. The issues and concerns do not seem to be new, so many are demanding that this responsibility be turned over to the private sector or that the new council commit to a specific plan of action. For more>>>> 

New Tombstone Policy Has Some People Perplexed
A new tombstone policy was passed in 2003 to standardize cemetery services after amalgamation. Some people are wondering if it is any business of the city's whether or not a person places inscriptions on both sides of a monument. For more>>>>

South End Funding Problem Raising Questions About Double Taxation
While the debate continues over who should pay the shortfall for the rock sewage tunnel construction in the south end, people who are analyzing the financial details of the project are beginning to uncover possible areas of double taxation. In other words, are local home owners in other areas of the city already paying twice for this project? For more>>>


A special section of Valley East Today has been developed to highlight the major issues which are of concern to local residents as we head into the 2006 Municipal Elections. A new issue or two will be added every week until the election is upon us. This will help residents search for answers and determine who to vote for on November 13, 2006. 



The stories and editorials help you to reflect upon life's priorities, inspiring you to take on the daily challenges you face every day. 

Caroline Provides Plenty of Food For Thought With Her Weekly Columns About Love and Relationships



Ron Gladu's new web site provides local residents with a relaxing view of what a professional photographer is all about


The Arrival Of A New Era In Service Level For Home Owners of Valley East and Area


Customer Relationship Building Is More Important Than Selling Cars To Masciangelo Motors


Your Long Distance Phone Bills Can Be Significantly Reduced By Using Internet Technology


Nicole Brunet of Beswick Denture Clinic Points Out Some Very Important Information For Denture Wearers In Her Series of Special Editorials


Barry Blais Demonstrates Why Residential Security Systems Have Never Made More Sense Nor Been So Economical


Customer Education Is One Of The Goals of Sole Mates Family Footwear Through Laurna's Special Series of Information Articles


An informative web site designed to help parents and players better understand the main issues facing the sport of hockey today.  
Student Page provides readers of all ages with important guidance in the area of career and educational planning. This is a section that "must" be read by all parents and secondary school students. 


Take a virtual tour of some beautiful gardens located in Valley East. You will feel like going outside to work on your own property once you see what can be done with a bit of creativity.


Calendar of Events
This Week At The Mall

Mall Marketing Office Now Located At Valley East Today
The Mall Marketing Office has moved to the other side of the mall and is now located in the offices of Valley East Today, which can be found beside Shelley Martel's office in the West Wing. Robert Kirwan, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre also owns and operates Valley East Today. The new location will make it much easier for people to contact Robert. His phone number is 524-7006. For more>>>>>

Popular Customer Appreciation Contest Returns To The Mall
The very popular Customer Appreciation Contest will begin again before the end of March. The prize package offered by mall tenants will be over $1000 every month, with one lucky winner taking home a "boat-load" of prizes and gift certificates. For more>>>>

Community Groups, Organizations, Schools and Churches Given Access To Mall Facilities
The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre has opened up its facilities to local groups, organizations, schools and churches. Whether it is for fund-raising or simply public awareness, the mall ownership has been very cooperative in providing space, tables, chairs and even promotional services when approached. A special calendar of events has been posted on Valley East Today to keep the public informed. For more>>>>
Mall Walkers Growing In Numbers Because Of Winter Conditions
More and more people have been taking advantage of the invitation to use the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre as part of their personal fitness program this winter. The stormy conditions and cold temperatures have made it difficult to walk outdoors with any consistency. Therefore, by spending 30 to 60 minutes walking around the hallways (five times around is close to a mile), people can drop in at their convenience several times a week and keep in shape. For more>>>>



Online Business Directory Provides Residents With Quick Access To Phone Numbers and Addresses
The Valley East Today Business Directory is taking shape. At this time you will be able to find a pretty comprehensive listing of businesses in Valley East on the site. Eventually, links will be made to business web sites and email addresses to make it even more convenient to find out about their goods and services. For more>>>>

Hiring A Marketing Agent Is Sure Way For Businesses To Save Money
While some have difficulty understanding how spending money can actually save you money, this is definitely true when it comes to hiring a professional marketing agent to take care of the marketing and public relations for your company. For more>>>>

Growing Use of The Internet By Consumers Means Most Businesses Should Consider Using A Web Site To Enhance Their Marketing Programs
The internet is here to stay. It is being used by more and more people as a source of information and is no longer just a form of recreation. When you look at the advertising on television and in newspapers today, most reputable companies also promote their web site. This means that it is time for all businesses, large and small, to consider developing their own web site to keep up with the times. For more>>>>

The Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter and Community Web Site are being made available free of charge to local residents through the support provided by the following businesses and organizations. You are encouraged to take time to visit their web sites, which can be linked by clicking on each of the individual names listed below. On behalf of all who are enjoying the feature articles on this newsletter, we express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors.

Beswick Denture Clinic
Hart Department Store
VCCNet.ca Internet Solutions
Sole Mates Family Footwear
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

Hanson Family Dentistry
Heatwave Tanning Salon
Fantastic Floors
Glamorous You
Ron Gladu Photos
Masciangelo Motors
Drago Men's Wear
Reliable Security
Masciangelo Motors
Sudbury Rent-A-Home
O'Malley's Rent-A-Pub


If you are looking for a business in Hanmer or Val Caron, you should be able to find it on the Online Business Directory.  


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