21st Annual Hanmer Knights of
FESTIVAL D'ETE / SUMMER FAIR
TIGER, the popular Canadian Group shown on the left, kicks things off on
Friday night at the 21st Annual Hanmer Knights of Columbus Summer Fair
which runs from July 14 to 16 at the Knights of Columbus Park on Emily
Street in Hanmer. To find out all about this popular band, click on to
their web site at www.glasstiger.ca
The K of C Council #5005 always pulls off one of the biggest events of
the year every summer during this festival. It is an event that brings
thousands of people to the community for three days of music and family
entertainment. Besides GLASS TIGER, Saturday will also feature Brad Johner
and Paul Dwayne as well as local bands Cold Crush, Witness, Euphoria,
Retroactive, Possum and Stillwell.
As well, the ever-popular Karioke & Country Talent Contest,
sponsored by Buddies' Restaurant & Bar is expected to be a huge hit
again. The finals will take place on Sunday afternoon.
All of the usual activities will once again be held this weekend.
Included in the schedule will be the 21st Annual Pulling Challenge
featuring trucks, ATV's and lawn tractors. Registration takes place at
10:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with competitions beginning at
12:30 p.m. on both days.
The gate opens on Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. and will stay open until
1:00 a.m. On Saturday the shows on the stage run from noon until 1 a.m.
and on Sunday everything begins at 11:30 a.m.
A Weekend Pass only costs $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Single day
prices are $15 for Friday and Saturday and $5 on Sunday. Children 12 &
under are free when accompanied by an adult. Advance passes are available
at Buddies' Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Plourde Mini Mart, Neil's Your
Independent Grocer or call the K of C Hotline at 969-8895.
There will be plenty to eat and drink all weekend long.
There is plenty of free parking and it promises to be the social event
of the year in Valley East. Make sure you spend some time enjoying the
festivities and show your support of the Knights of Columbus Council
|Keep Memories Alive By Simple Process of Transferring
8mm Film to DVD Is a Specialty of Ron Gladu Photos
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 just $8.50 a box (about 3 minutes and 10 seconds), you can have the
transfer complete and be watching those old movies on your television.
Some clients have the film spliced together in multiple films, so Ron
simply charges them 15 cents a foot to do the transfer.
What makes the service provided by Ron Gladu Photos so special is that
Ron not only transfers the film, he actually enhances the final product by
editing each one individually. "We watch each film in its entirety.
That way we can make adjustments for poor quality
and even delete black
sections. The finished product is a smooth movie that is much more
enjoyable to watch."
You can even have up to an hour of your favourite music dubbed over the
movie for only $15.
"We do all of our own work right here in the studio,"
explained Ron. "By not sending it out of town, we can do your
transfers in a hurry if necessary."
If you have a lot of film to transfer, just think...a single VHS tape
can hold up to 36 Super 8 films. Copies can even be made for only $15 a
copy. These make excellent, unique gifts.
Most people come in with about ten films. This means that they can get
a single DVD for a fee of $25 for the DVD and $8.50 per film for a grand
total of $110 plus tax. Extra copies will cost $20 per DVD and $15 for the
transfer for a grand total of $35.
To people who have so many fond memories trapped on a Super 8 film,
bringing those memories to life is priceless, and certainly worth every
penny that they pay to Ron Gladu for the key to unlocking those memories.
more information visit Ron Gladu's Web Site>>>>>
Safety of Children In
Residential Subdivision Is Motive Behind Request For Additional Stop
Signs On Desmarais Road
view on the right is what drivers see when they are driving southward
along Desmarais Road in Val Therese. This is where they come upon the
intersection of Talon Street and Desmarais Road. There are stop signs
along the side streets, but there is no stop sign on Desmarais Road. The
speed limit is 50 km/h on this street, but we all know that this means 65
to 70 is the norm. What is most frightening is that a great deal of the
traffic consists of light and heavy trucks, especially gravel trucks
hauling large loads.
Don McDowell, a resident of Talon Street, decided to approach local
residents about this concern and came up with almost 200 signatures on a
petition calling for the installation of a four-way stop at the corner of
Talon and Desmarais Road. His petition was submitted to Council, but in
the meantime, with the summer holidays upon us, and with more and more
children on their bikes every day, a tragedy is just waiting to happen.
According to McDowell, "There have been accidents on Desmarais
Road and every day a child is just missed by speeding vehicles."
An examination of the road indicates that with no sidewalks, bike
riders and pedestrians often are forced to use the edge of the road.
Whereas this is a very busy access road to many lakes just north of the
community, as well as many commercial establishments located along
Desmarais Road, it often means that two vehicles are approaching each
other. Therefore, even if one is walking or biking on the shoulder, the
vehicles pass very close by.
"We have vehicles built for highways on our street and they are
fully loaded," McDowell continued. "There are Inco trucks,
lumber trucks, all of the trucks for gravel. They use this road for
business purposes and it goes right through our subdivision where our
children and grandchildren play."
One argument which might be put forward by the drivers of these heavy
trucks is the fact that it will take a long time to gear up and begin
travelling again if they have to stop at the intersection of Talon and
Desmarais Road. However, as McDowell and his neighbours state, "The
safety of our children and grandchildren should come first."
a stop sign may not just be needed at the corner of Talon and Desmarais.
In the photo on the left is another intersection along Desmarais at Laval
Street where a four-way stop is also warranted. As one approaches this
intersection you come upon the only playground in the subdivision as well
as the Canada Post kiost. Just about everyone living in this area stops at
this kiost every day to pick up their mail. The playground is also a
magnet for children on their bikes. And as you can see from the photo,
there is not much room to ride or walk along the shoulders in this
One must wonder what it will take for City staff to recognize the
danger and take action to recommend stop signs for the safety of the local
residents and their children. It may cause some inconvenience for drivers,
but this is much preferred to injury or death which is just waiting to
is one example of why Robert Kirwan, shown at the left, has decided to run
for City Council as Councillor for Ward 6 - Hanmer & Val Therese,
"This is something that has existed since I moved here in 1974.
Desmarais Road has always been a straight stretch where cars and trucks
disregard the speed limit. It may not be so bad when they are travelling
northward since they are driving through the subdivision right from the
beginning, but when they are coming back southward, they drive along a
one-kilometre long straight stretch and easily hit speeds of 70 or higher.
Then when you hit Talon Street you take the entire subdivision to reduce
to a safe speed. I can't for the life of me see why local residents had to
go as far as to get a petition to point out this problem to staff and City
Council. It should not take a debate at City Council to get this taken
care of. One phone call is all that it should require. I have to wonder
how many more similar situations exist in this community? How many more
residents have been frustrated over a lack of action? I thank Don McDowell
for pointing this out and I thank him for taking the time to demonstrate
that he is not alone in his thinking. If something is not done before the
election on November 13, I can guarantee you that something will be done
afterwards when I am elected to represent this Ward! We shouldn't have to
live in fear of walking or riding along our streets."
Valley East Soccer Club Holds
Very Successful Houseleague Tournament At End of June
teams and over 1600 soccer players from all ages took part in the Valley
East Soccer Club's Annual Houseleague Tournament on the weekend of June 23
to 25. The weather was beautiful and the facilities were in excellent
condition as young and old alike enjoyed the competition and entertainment.
In fact, many of the games on Sunday afternoon even required overtime to
determine the winners.
||Tim Horton's Honey Glazed
||Tim Horton's Cruellers
||Tim Horton's Red
||Tim Horton's Orange
||Valley East Lions
||Lou's Shoe Repair
||Desjardins' Food Basics
||National Car & Truck Rental
||Eva Lanctot Realty
||Valley East Renegades
||Desjardins' Food Basics
||New Hanmer Car Wash
there is no question the players had a great weekend, the large crowds of
parents, grandparents and friends proved that the sport of soccer has
definitely taken a high profile in the community of Valley East.
|Nicole Brunet of
Beswick Denture Clinic Provides Readers With Excellent Advice On Combating
breath or halitosis is a common problem among individuals and can range
from moderate to sever, acute (short term) or chronic (long term). There
are many contributing factors when it comes to bad breath.
This article is about the different
causes, from the connection between dentures and halitosis, to medical
disorders that can cause bad breath.
With all the different contributing factors of bad breath one thing is
certain, good oral hygiene is imperative in helping to control your
breath. If you think you have
bad breath seek treatment, once you can pin point the cause or source of
your bad breath the success is more attainable
Part One: Bacteria and Oral malodor
There are numerous bacteria present in the mouth.
The different species of bacteria are essential in
keeping the oral flora balanced in the oral cavity.
It is important to have some bacteria in the mouth although not all
bacteria are good. Once the
bacteria break down and die they produce gases called Volatile sulfur
compounds (VSC). If not
removed, these compounds
continue to accumulate and combined with the air from the mouth will cause
VSC’s are toxic to oral tissues and can cause
periodontal disease, irritation to oral tissue, and bad breath.
Bacteria can accumulate anywhere in the mouth.
The teeth, inside of the checks, and gums are some places bacteria
can accumulate therefore it is necessary to keep these areas clean by
brushing and flossing. Due to its rough surface and crevices, the tongue
is the most common place for bacteria to be deposited.
Thus creating large amounts of sulfur compounds causing bad breath.
Simply brushing the tongue with a tooth brush will not dispose of
the bacteria imbedded deep into the crevices of the tongue but will only
move the bacteria around. As
Dr. Mel Babot DDS. States: the key is mechanical removal by using a
“rake like” tongue scraper to reach in and remove the debris from the
The absence of saliva can also cause bad breath by
promoting more anaerobic bacteria to accumulate in the mouth.
Read more about this topic in the following section entitled, “Oral dryness
and bad breath".
Part Two: Oral Dryness And Bad
One of the leading causes of oral malodor can come
from xerostomia. Xerostomia
better known as dry mouth is a common occurrence in many people.
One of the contributing factors to dry mouth is medication such as
certain heart medication, antidepressants. Some of the most common types
of drugs that can cause dry mouth are-Decongestants, Diuretics,
Antidepressants, Antihistamines, Antispasmatics, and Puffers.
Stress, smoking, and age are also things that can cause xerostomia.
Saliva is a very important bodily function.
Saliva washes out the mouth of food debris, sugars, and bacteria.
Without saliva food cannot be easily washed away therefore staying
on your teeth longer causing possible plaque build up, thus leading to
tooth decay and possibly gum disease and ultimately causing a foul odor
from your mouth. Bacteria need
to be constantly washed away. Without
saliva, bacteria will stay in the gums, between teeth, and on the dorsal
surface of the tongue. These
bacteria will then break down and produce volatile sulfur compounds
resulting in irritation of the tissues and bad breath.
The first step to try and teat bad breath is to
eliminate the source. Although sometimes the answer is not that easy if
the cause of xerostomia is age or medication.
Therefore keeping your mouth clean and using mechanical techniques
for getting rid of debris with a tongue scraper and toothbrush are of the
utmost importance. Using
alcoholic based mouthwashes like scope or Listerine are detrimental with
someone with dry mouth; it can cause further xerostomia and even further
irritation. Ask your Denturist
for what is best for you to use. Some
examples are Biotene and Oxyfresh.
Part Three: Are My Dentures The
Source of My Bad Breath?
As we know, bacteria that accumulates on the tongue
or in other places in the mouth produce sulfur compounds which leads to
bad breath. Bacteria can also
accumulate on the surface or even within the denture.
Microscopically, dentures have a porous surface allowing bacteria
to enter and therefore, dentures must be cleaned everyday and rinsed
between every meal to minimize the accumulation of bacteria.
Scratches in the denture are an ideal place for bacteria to
Toothpastes like Crest or Colgate are made for use on
natural teeth, and they are
much too abrasive for dentures, thus producing scratches.
To try to avoid scratches in your denture, use non-abrasive
cleaning products such as liquid soap, polident denture paste, Oxyfresh
non-fluoride toothpaste, soaking tablets or liquid denture cleaners such
as Dentanet. With time odors can stay
strapped in the denture
causing it to smell and giving the denture wearer bad breath.
Here is a little test to see if it is your denture
that is causing your bad breath.
Remove your denture, rinse them under water, and
place it into a zip lock baggie. Let
it sit for five minutes and then open the bag a little and smell.
The odor you smell is what other people can smell. Sometimes
the odor is impossible to remove and a new denture is needed.
The average life of a denture is between 5 to 7 years.
Call your denturist for an appointment if you think your denture is
causing your bad breath.
If you would like to find out more about Beswick Denture Clinic or the
Beswick Footcare Clinic, simply go to their comprehensive web site at the following
Robert Kirwan Says It’s Show Time For Valley East
Time To Raise The Curtain
other day I stopped to look at the community quilt we have hanging up in
the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. As I looked at the landmarks depicted
on the quilt I thought about the 32 wonderful years I’ve lived in Val
Therese. I thought about the thousands upon thousands of people I’ve met
through hockey, soccer, baseball, swimming, badminton, golf, boy scouts,
and so many other organizations that I was drawn into by my three
children. A friend came by while I was looking at the quilt and asked me
why I had decided to run for the position of Councillor of Ward 6 –
Hanmer & Val Therese. He wanted to know if I really thought one person
could make a difference.
I told him that it was
not me alone who was going to make the difference. I told him that it was
going to be the 30,000 people living in
and Capreol who were going to make all the difference in the world. All
I want is the chance to sit on City Council so that I can represent the
15,000 people in Ward 6 and help make our collective voices heard.
less than four months to get ready for the BIG SHOW, the municipal
November 13, 2006
, I have two small requests to make at this time.
I would like all residents of
who have access to the internet to go to the community web site I have
spent the past three years developing at www.valleyeasttoday.ca. Look over
the different sections of that web site and examine the hundreds of photos
and articles about the people and places of
. This is our community! This is what we are all about – real people
making a difference; organizations helping each other; living a quality of
life that most can only dream of. We have it all right here in
and it is there for the world to see on the internet at
www.valleyeasttoday.ca. Get to know your community better and send this
web site to others around the region and around the world so that they too
can see why
truly is “A Place To Grow”.
during the next four months I would like all residents of Ward 6 –
Hanmer & Val Therese, to stop by my office which is located at the
Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. I want to meet you and hear what you have
to say. I want to know what your concerns are. I want to know what you
think my top priorities should be when I am elected to represent you on
City Council. I want to speak to all 15,000 men, women and children living
in Ward 6. I want you to get to know me and I want to get to know each of
you. When you cast your ballot on November 13, I want you to be convinced
that Robert Kirwan is the right person for the job – the one person with
the ability to recapture the service level and the community spirit for
almost SHOW TIME! Help me RAISE THE CURTAIN and let the world see what
is all about!
For more information about Robert
Kirwan's policies visit his web site at www.kirwan.ca
the article below about Valley Acres Playground and you will see another
example of why Kirwan is so adamant about making things better for this
part of the City of Greater Sudbury. We will no longer put up with
second-class treatment in a first-class town like Valley East.
Acres Playground Is An Example Of Why Things Must Change In Outlying
Areas of the City After November Election
week we reported that some of the equipment which was at the Valley Acres
Playground was removed and had not been replaced as of the long weekend in
This week, we would like to point out that this is one of
the problems of amalgamation that must be changed with the upcoming
Acres Playground is ( or was ) considered one of the largest and best equipped sites
in Valley East. It is also in the middle of a rapidly growing section of
Back in April 2006, the photo at the
right was taken showing the equipment that was available for area youth.
As you look at the photo below, you
will see that something is missing. In fact, the equipment which was on
the site in April has disappeared and all that is left is empty space.
to several parents in the neighbourhood, they were told by City of Greater
Sudbury workers that the equipment was being moved to another playground
and that a new one was on order to take its place.
was some time during May.
photo on the left was taken on July 1, 2006. Local residents are wondering
how long it will be before they have their full set of equipment. With
summer vacation now on, this is the busy time of the year for playground
situation at Valley Acres Playground is not sitting very well with
residents who have been complaining about the declining services received
since amalgamation. If
the equipment has been removed from Valley Acres and brought to a
playground in the former City of Sudbury, there may be quite an uproar.
fact, as one examines this particular playground, you see other examples
of neglect and disregard for the appearance and condition of this very
important recreational facility.
|A can of paint and a brush is all that would be
necessary to make this slide look so much better.
||A wastebasket, a new paint job and cutting the grass
would make this park bench a lot more appealing.
|It would be different if these photos were taken in April or
early May, before the Parks and Recreation staff had a chance to get out
and spruce up the playgrounds. However, these photos have been taken in
July, when children are already off on holidays and when the use of the
parks will be even more needed. This is also the height of tourist season,
when many friends and relatives come to the community to visit on
holidays. These sites are not conducive to generating positive comments
and messages when these visitors return to their own homes.
We can spend millions of dollars on marketing and promotion, but until
we pay more attention to the little things such as our playgrounds, the
conditions of our ditches, the safety of our children, etc. all of that
advertising money will have been wasted. This is just one of the 159 park
sites operated by the City of Greater Sudbury. And Valley East is one of
the most attractive parts of the area in which to live. Something has to
PREPARING FOR THE 2006 MUNICIPAL
|The next municipal election for the City of Greater Sudbury will take place on
Tuesday, November 13, 2006.
A lot of things happen during a four-year term. Some
are good and some are bad. However, every decision that is made by our
municipal council has a direct impact on the lives of people living in
Valley East and Capreol.
Please note that Candidates have until 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2006
to file their completed nomination form.
It hoped that anyone who is
serious about standing for election will declare his/her intention as soon as
possible so that we have enough time to fully understand their individual
|CITY OF GREATER SUDBURY
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