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Canadian Statesman (Bowmanville, ON), 4 Jan 1989, p. 1

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bohhanville library 62 TEMPERANCE 5T. BOHHANVILLE, ONTARIO PAPER DRIVE -- We received a call late last night advising us of a Boy Scout Paper Drive slated for Sat., January 14th. You are asked to have your bundles of paper at the curb by 8:00 a.m. The Scouts thank,you in advance L1C3AS EOHLIE 890™^ And Say Farewell To the Events of '88 Local Residents Welcome New Year With Levees See Pages 6 and 21 1 Start 1989 Off Right " With a New Home from Our Home Finder's Guide i J v. Highlights from Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament gJ! 8333 b S w 75'Aerial Truck Now in Service for Courtice Homes Record Year Again in by Andrea Adair Nineteen eighty-eight was "record year" for development. Newcastle, Director of Planning Frank Wu reports. Although the final data on building activity in 1988 hasn't been completely completely compiled yet, Mr. Wu said a record was set in the municipality during the past 12 months. The most recent building permit statistics end in November. But they reveal that with one more month remaining remaining in the year, the Town of Newcastle had issued building permits permits for construction projects valued at over $157 million. This already exceeds exceeds the previous year's building ac tivity which also represented a record high. During all of 1987, permits were granted to $112.8 million worth of construction projects. The planning director cited Courtice, Courtice, Bowmanville and Newcastle Village as the areas where the majority majority of building took place. A report on the agenda of the general general purpose and administration committee committee last month stated that 625 permits permits were issued for new dwellings in Courtice. There were 336 permits issued in Bowmanville and 305 is sued in Newcastle Village. The report added thatby the end of November, 1,546 new residential units received municipal approval throughout the town's urban and rural areas. The value of construction for residential residential units was up $44 million by the end of November. That represented represented a total of $133,494,162. A report that will include the final December statistics will be presented to members of council at the general purpose and administration committee committee meeting on January 23. Mr. Wu said the report will include include such statistics as"the total number number of building permits issued, permit values, comparisons to 1987 and 1986 and the number of commercial and residential permits issued. 683-3303 50$ Per Copy Fax 416-623-6161 Wednesday, January 4,1989 Bowmanville, Ontario 26 Pages 135th Year Issue 1 n The Town of Newcastle Fire Department put its new aerial ladder/pumper truck into service last Wednesday, Wednesday, December 28. The vehicle is stationed at Fire Hall Number Four in Courtice. Last week, Newcastle Mayor Marie Hubbard dropped by the fire station for a demon- strati on of the new unit by the full-time crew at Station Four. Mayor Hubbard is pictured above with Fire Chief Jim Aldridge. The new vehicle cost $344,900 and includes includes a 75-foot aerial ladder. Busy Year at Darlington linoc vi/Vinf lmrmpnc; nf. t.hA DarlillEftor for your help. RIGHT ON - Oshawa Barrister Terry Kelly obviously keeps track of goings-on in Bowmanville. The Editor received a note from him this week, wondering about a house photo in a recent Toronto Star. It was listed as the oldest in town, built in 1900 at 252 King East. Around here 1900 is relatively relatively recent for many of us. We have many much older. NEAR MISS - After enjoying the Yuletide holiday season, it always always takes us a few days to get back into the regular routine. So, we inadvertently missed a House of the Week picture in the Real Estate section. It does appear appear on page 20 of the regular news section, along with our regrets. regrets. COINCIDENCE - Recently elected Durham federal member Ross Stevenson is holding a post New Year's Levee in Newcastle Community Hall this Sunday from 2 to 4 and everyone is invited. invited. On the same day from 1 to 8, Ivan and Bev Grose are holding their 5th annual Open House at their Courtice home. Ivan was unsuccessful in his bid for the Liberal nomination in the same election. No word about an NDP one. BIG TIME - Last week's Christmas Christmas Classic hockey tournament was really a great show in our recently completed recreation complex. It came complete with an organist and video camera plus loads of room for visitors in the adjoining spacious room. There were many compliments from the guests. ARENA INTEREST -- Our new récréation complex is generating quite a bit of interest in the world of architecture. The design has been submitted for competition against other facilities, with particular particular interest being shown for the skylights in the roof. As well, there have been several groups inspecting the design as a possibility possibility for their own recreation centres. Now, if we could only generate the same interest in the town hall! OOOII, WHAT WE SAID! -- Last week we mentioned that we're getting a little tired of Bill 101 and Quebec's language battle. It seems that half of our readers agreed with us while the other half sees it as the end of Canada should Quebec leave confederation. confederation. We'd be interested in seeing seeing some arguments on paper from both sides if letter writers would like to get their quills busy. New 75 Foot Fire Truck Gives Added Protection To Courtice Community « -il zl 4 z\ n z\ 1 z\ta rri ft rx OTirl Allier Christmas came a few weeks early for the Town of Newcastle Fire Department. Department. They received their new 75-toot aerial ladder and pumper truck on December 10. And, after firefighters had completed some initial training on the vehicle, the truck was officially officially placed in service as of December 2c> y \ { • „ • . ; ; It has been stationed al thejCmimce Fire Hall (Fire Station Number 4) where it forms part of the improved fire protection service offered to the growing Courtice community. It will, of course, be deployed wherever required required in the municipality. Fire Chief Jim Aldridge said last week that the total cost of the new truck is $344,900. The vehicle has been purchased through the use of the town's existing reserve funds. This means that its cost will not be part of the 1989 tax bill. Financing for the truck came from the Courtice CHAP Fund ($250,000); Lot Levies paid by developers ($50,000) and Fire Department Reserve Reserve Funds ($50,000). The truck consists of a 1988 Ford 8000 Series cab and chassis with cat erpillar diesel engine and Allison automatic transmission. It is equipped with a 75 foot aerial ladder and a 1050 gallon per minute pump. In addition, it has an electrically electrically controlled nozzle which allows the outlet at the end of the ladder to be controlled entirely from the ground. .Alternatively, a firefighter can ma-, fnipulai e the nozzle from a platform; aty r the' sn\rof the ladder, j j The price of the vehicle includes general firefighting equipment such as hoses, nozzles, adaptors, extinguishers, extinguishers, cords, lights, three self- contained breathing apparatuses and a 4,000 watt portable generator. The truck is manufactured by Superior Superior Emergency Equipment Ltd., of Red Deer Alberta. In a news release last week, Fire Chief Aldridge said: "This is the third vehicle supplied to the department department by Superior Emergency Equipment Equipment and we are very pleased with the quality and workmanship." "This combination aerial ladder pumper truck will prove to be of great benefit to the department and will meet the needs of our growing community community for many years to come," Chief Aldridge said. Construction Plans And Protests Lead Major Events of '88 . n ...v • fhrpp wn«;f.p rlisnnsnl RiihiActs on J If there is any one theme which keeps recurring in a review of events from 1988, it can be summed up in the word "new". Perhaps the second most common theme of'88 was the word "protest". Over the past 12 months, we have seen the completion of the new Bowmanville Bowmanville Town Hall, the building of the new Bowmanville Recreation Centre, and the opening of new separate separate and public schools in Courtice. There has also been the start of an addition to Memorial Hospital and, in the private sector, developers are husily working on new homes in new subdivisions. The opening of the new Bowmanville Bowmanville Town Hall by Princess Margaret Margaret on July 12 was the highest-profile public event of the year, attracting the attention of the international media who covered Princess Margaret's royal visit to Canada last year. No doubt the largest private sector project to receive the green light in 1988 is the massive $160 million St. Marys Cement expansion program. The modifications at the plant are slated to be finished in 1992, at which time the production of cement will be doubled. Nineteen eighty-eight also saw the election of a new town council for the Town of Newcastle -- a council with a new mayor, former Bowmanville Regional Regional Councillor Marie Hubbard. . Earlier in November, the new riding riding of Durham elected a new MP, Ross Stevenson, to represent the constituency constituency in Ottawa, The citizen protests which occurred during the past year focused mainly on garbage. As 1988 ended, there were a total ot three waste disposal subjects on the public agenda. There's the question of expansion at the privately-owned Laidlaw landfill site in Clarke Township; the creation of a new Metro Metro Toronto landfill operation in Courtice; and the possibility of a medical medical Waste disposal facility being built on Baseline Rd. Nineteen eighty-eight was also the year in which an old issue continued to face citizens and elected officials. This was the question of the Port Granby nuclear dump site. The facility facility closed in the summer of 1988 but the disposition of the material located on the property has yet to be decided as government looks for a suitable place in which to put the contaminated materials. materials. The Darlington Nuclear Generating Generating Station -- especially the plant used for processing tritiated heavy water - was another major cause of public protest during the past year. Turn to Page 2 Skate '88 Hits 86% of Target The Skate '88 fund-raising total has reached the 86% mark in its advance advance toward the goal of $1.5 million. A total of $1,290,000 has been raised thus far. Campaign Chairman Garnet Rickard reminds everyone that "contributions "contributions are still welcome." And he predicts that the remaining $210,000 will come in. "I'm confident we'll be there," he said. Anyone wishing to make a pledge or seek further information is invited to call Skate'88 at 623-8888. Almost 20,000 visitors came calling calling at the Darlingtion Generating Station in 1988. Sue Stickley, community relations officer at Darlington, reports that in 1988 a total of 19,943 people came into the Information Centre to learn about nuclear energy. In addition to those visitors, Ms. Stickley said they took the message of nuclear power to another 6,157 people through speeches, displays at. fairs and other community presentations. Darlington Information Centre Manager, Peggy Waghorne, reports that the busiest months were April, May and June when 12,000 people dropped in. The majority of visitors came from the surrounding areas and schools hut some guests were international. .' Minister of Research and "i/echhology from Indonesia came for 'da tour of the station in 1988.and the y US. Congressional Staff toured in 1 A August. Ï Last year there was a total of 1,266 j tours given, each one lasting a little i more than two hours. ! The tours consist of viewing the j face of the nuclear reactor, entering j the control room and being shown the ! turbines. j. . Ms. Waghorne said most of the I comments about the tours are positive. positive. ' She said most people are pleased to be able to go inside the station to see the reactors. Conducting them through the station station are three full-time tour guides, three part-time guides and four summer summer students. Before the guides are able to take any visitors on tours they must go through three weeks of orientation, take a six week course in radiation protection training followed by a safety course. Ms. Waghorne stressed that only students in grade 11 or higher are able to participate in the tour of the plant. Younger children, she said, are given a half hour bus tour of the facility, facility, as well as a presentation about. Nuclear Power in the Information Centre. The presentation also out lines what happens at the Darlington site. If you are interested in touring the facility in the new year, call the Information Information Centre at 623-7122 or drop in. Baby Arrives in Time for Christmas Memorial Hospital in Bowmanville played Santa Claus on December 25 when they delivered this little present to the Grozelles. Michael Paul Gro- zelle, pictured here with his parents, Lawrence and Sandra, was born at 1:22 a.m. on Christmas Day. Weighing in at 8 lbs 15 ozs, the first child for the Bowmanville couple. As of early Tuesday, the hospital had not yet reported its first baby of 1989. However, we understand one was expected immediately. A Famous Sisnett Triplets Celebrate First Birthday Bowmanville's Sisnett triplets celebrated their first by air ambulance to Kingston General Hospital from birthday Monday at a party their parents, Wayne and Toronto East General because Toronto hospitals were Dnnnnti "V» «1 a! 1'A Anlr nil fn f» TA n f\TA 1 O n It olDOfl 1.11 OTTl J. Aumiizl azI 4- a n Afl nl'A 4 - 1a ia taa Vrtrl il Ol'O "iVflTYl Uiruuutiy lyumuujr uu « pm uv wwi, 1 UI'UIILU uitlbb vruuui ui uuvuuac luiuiuu hospitals Penney held to thank all the people who helped them too crowded to accommodate them. Pictured here from ' ' ig their first year of parenthood..The triplets be- left are: William, Chelsea and Jonathan, famous a year ago when Mrs. Sisnett was flown durin came

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