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East's John Rodriguez Enters The Race For Mayor of The
City of Greater Sudbury
"Good morning citizens, friends, and members of the media.
Thank you for coming to the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre this
morning to witness my decision to declare my candidacy for Mayor
of this great city of ours."
With those words, on Thursday, July 27, 2006, one of the most colourful political leaders
to ever come from the Sudbury region announced that his name
would be on the ballot in the November 13, 2006 municipal
Rodriguez began his political career in 1967 - a career which
includes acting as the Member of Parliament for the federal
Nickel Belt Riding from 1972 to 1980 and again from 1984 to
1993. During his time in federal politics, John established a
strong network of contacts in both Ottawa and Toronto. His
knowledge of how the political system operates at the upper
levels will serve as one of his strongest assets as leader of
the City of Greater Sudbury.
"It is an understatement to say that there is a mood of
dissatisfaction about how our city functions," he added.
"I sense a collective disillusionment by many citizens over
unfulfilled promises made at the time of amalgamation. As a
result large numbers of citizens, primarily from outside the
core city, feel excluded and alienated within the City of
Greater Sudbury. This is one of the major concerns that has
persuaded me to make today's decision. I have tremendous
optimism and hope for our city and I believe that I have
positive ideas that will inspire our communities and our
neighbourhoods to work together in developing a sense of
inclusivity in the City of Greater Sudbury."
As part of his opening address to dozens of onlookers,
Rodriguez emphasized the following, "I believe that
municipal government must also concern itself with the quality
of life for its citizens. Therefore, I will ensure that the
recreational needs and cultural aspirations of our citizens
receive paramount attention in my term of office. As Mayor, I
will support economic development, led by the private sector and
supported by the City. As Mayor, I will work with city Council,
city staff, provincial and federal parliaments to build and
expand our community's strengths in mining, education, tourism
and health care. Council will have a role, along with our
community groups and the business community to see that money
committed to economic development is spent fairly and wisely to
benefit all parts of our city and in full view of our
Members of the media welcomed John Rodriguez's candor and
openness, firing all kinds of questions during the scrum that
followed his announcement. Once again he reiterated his commitment
to "work to ensure that citizens, no matter where they live
in the City of Greater Sudbury, feel included. There will be no
"area specific" service charges."
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Ratepayers' Association Known Otherwise As The Valley East
Ratepayers' Association Holds Impressive Annual General Meeting
Grotto of Our Lourdes Is Going To
Become One Of The Major Attractions In Northeastern Ontario By The
Time The Restructuring Project Is Completed
Into A New Home or Apartment In Valley East or Capreol? Don't Forget
To Pick Up Your "Welcome Home Gift Basket"
The Spirit Alive Contest Is Being Well-Received By Local
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2006 Mini-Masters Takes Place on August 12.
Registrations Now Being Taken at
Valley Family Golf Centre
15th Annual Mini-Masters Junior Golf Tournament will be held at the Valley
Family Golf Centre on Regional Road 15 just outside Blezard Valley, on
Saturday, August 12, 2006. Myrna Young, shown looking over the plaque with
the past winners, has been involved in every one of the events.
The tournament is open to all boys and girls from the ages of 4 through
12. It consists of a nine-hole tournament; special skills competitions; a
barbeque lunch; prizes and trophies. The action starts at 9:30 a.m.
Registration fee for the tournament is only $35.
For more information on how you can register your child, call Myrna or
Vic at 897-7400.
PAST WINNERS of Mini Masters Golf
VALLEY EAST MENS' SLO PITCH
Each week during the 2006 season, Brian Beaupre will be providing us
with up-to-date standings from the Valley East Mens' Slo Pitch
League. You will be able to open up the standings in a WORD DOCUMENT
and save them to your own computer if you wish. We appreciate
Brian's efforts in providing us with this important service.
GROTTO OF LOURDES SPECIAL EVENT
MOONLIGHT BOWL AT PLAZA BOWL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2006
This is a special fund raiser being held by the youth group of The
Grotto of Lourdes Shrine. Tickets are $10 per person and prizes will
be given out during the evening. The youth are challenging the
adults to come out in great numbers.
CALL CHRISTIANE AT 673-3961 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE
pick up forms at St. Patrick’s Church (in main entrance at Youth
Bulletin Board) 39 Walford Rd.;
the King Church or Vicki Dee’s (Forms can be dropped off at all
Sudbury Catholic Churches)
cheque payable to Marymount Academy 165 D’Youville Ave. Sudbury,
ON P3C 5E7
Registration Deadline: August
Royal Canadian Legion Capreol Branch 179, Capreol has established a
special Trust fund for the benefit of Trevor McDavid's wife,
Giselle and their two daughters.
Trevor McDavid, 31, was killed July 13, 2006 in a
helicopter crash during a rescue exercise off the coast of Nova
Scotia with the Canadian Armed Forces. McDavid grew up in Capreol.
He was the father of two and he and his young wife are expecting a
third child. McDavid grew up in Capreol and is fondly
remembered by all who knew him.
Donations may be made at these location: The Capreol Legion,
Northern Credit Union, Capreol Liquor Store, Joan's Variety and
Cheques, made out to The Trevor McDavid Trust Fund may be
mailed to The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 179, 16 Young Street,
Capreol ON P0M 1H0 Tel: 705-858-1522.
For more information please call David Bateman at 858-5971 or
Gary Biesinger at 858-4687, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
can find out more by going to the following link:
Buying A New House This Year? Check Out Your Options At FANTASTIC FLOORS
Before You Move In
Ron Pedneault, owner of Fantastic Floors, located in the ValleyBingoPlaza in Val Caron, prepares to discuss some new
flooring options with one of his customers who have just purchased a new
home in Valley East. The young couple is looking forward to moving
into their home at the beginning of August and wanted to make some changes
to the existing floors. Here they were going over some of the samples of
ceramics and porcelain which are becoming ever popular throughout the
entire house, not just in the kitchen and bathrooms.
According to Ron, “Just about everybody I know who has purchased
an existing house makes some changes to the flooring in at least one of
the rooms. New home owners want to personalize the house in some way to
make sure that the floors and walls are in line with their own
personalities, or they just find the old flooring in need of replacement.
Whatever the reason, it is always a good idea to change the flooring
“before” you begin moving in with the furniture.”
Ron advises that if you are preparing to move into a new
house this summer or fall, it would be a good idea to meet with him to go
over the options and plan your renovations to coincide with your moving
date. Even if you are still “looking” for that perfect house, stop by
and talk about the different kinds of flooring that you can order and get
an idea of approximate cost so that you can include floor replacement in
your cost calculations at the time of purchase. It doesn’t hurt to talk,
and Ron will always find time to give you free advice.
“You wouldn’t believe the number of people I’ve seen who are
moving into homes in the Valley. We knew this community was going to grow,
which is one of the main reasons we wanted to open FANTASTIC FLOORS,”
stated Ron, who after spending over 30 years working in the flooring
business on everything from installing to sales and management, has found
that the transition to owning and operating his own store has been
“We will do anything we can to help the Valley grow and prosper.
That is why we are participating in the Valley East Lions
Charity Days Treasure Hunt,” he explained.
FANTASTIC FLOORS will have one of the twelve (12) combination locks
on site from July 20 to July 26 and again from August 10 to 16. Anyone who
has a combination is invited to stop by and see if you can open the lock
and qualify for a trip to Cuba.
FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from to ; open late until on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open
until on Saturdays.
Masciangelo Motors Brings
In Greater Number of On-Site Vehicles With Expansion of Lot Space
Motors has recently expanded the the amount of space it has on site for
vehicles and the result has been a huge increase in the number of cars and
trucks on the lot for customers to browse through.
Ron & Jeff continue to search out the auctions, both in person and
on-line to bring in the best deals possible. This means that many vehicles
are on and off the lot before you know it, so many people in the market
for pre-owned vehicles have developed the habit of dropping in for a look
on a regular basis.
You can still discuss the type of car or truck you would like to
purchase and have Ron & Jeff search out the continent for exactly what
you are looking for. The "Pick of the Month" section on their
web site also gives you an excellent overview of the kinds of vehicles you
can find on the lot.
If you want a
close up look at the latest on the lot, just drop in and see Ron, Jeff, Tim or Jennifer. Better
yet, go the link below and take a tour right from your computer.
Community Groups & Organizations;
Churches; Schools - Are All Are Invited To Use Mall Facilities Free Of
Charge To Raise Money and Promote Their Activities
The Marymount Academy Travelling Group is just
one of the many groups and organizations that
take advantage of an open invitation by the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre
to use its facilities to promote their activities and raise money through
fund raisers such as car washes, penny tables, raffle sales and bake
tables. There is absolutely no charge for the use of the facilities and
the mall even provides tables, chairs and other material to help the
groups. The owners of the mall, Val and Violet Mazzuca, have been strong
supporters of Valley East and Capreol and will bend over backwards to help
out in any way they can. If you or your group would like more information
about using the mall, simply contact the Director of Marketing
& Public Relations, Robert Kirwan at 524-7006.
The Valley East Ringette Association invites everyone to a
Corn Roast at Neil's Independent Grocer in Hanmer on August
19, 2006. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There
will be community vendors, fun and games; music; street
ringette; hay and pony rides; a car wash; BBQ, and more.
For information about the event, contact Terry at 969-5336
Roger's Tower Update
A good source has told Valley East Today that the Roger's Cell
Tower should be operational by the end of the summer.
Apparently the company has been having difficulties with the
contractor and this has put the project behind schedule.
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes wants to prepare an
historical document for centennial year. We are inviting
anyone with pictures and stories to tell to contact Josée
Lapalme at 675-1151 ext. 5100.
For The Grotto...
Come one and all! A fundraiser is being held by the
youth group at The Grotto of Lourdes Shrine.
Friday, August 11th, there will be a moonlight bowl at at Plaza Bowl in Sudbury. Tickets are 10$ a person
and prizes will be given throughout the evening. The
youth are also challenging the adults to come out in great
numbers. For more information or to purchase tickets,
please call Christiane at 673-3961. It is sure to be a
Valley East Youth Centre
Open Friday Evenings
From 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Across from the
Centennial Arena in Hanmer
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