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  1. CAN MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 10, 2006

  2. CAN MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 7TH,2006

  3. CAN MEETING MARCH 21,2006

  4. CAN MEETING MINUTES APRIL 18TH,2006

  5. MAY 16/06 MINUTES WALDEN-CAN STEERING COMMITTEE,

  6. 6 MONTH WALDEN-CAN REPORT FROM CO-CHAIRS- JUNE 13/06

  7. WALDEN COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE

  8. MID YEAR WALDEN CAN NEWSLETTER –REPORT JUNE 2006

  9. WALDEN – CAN SKI HILL SUB-COMMITTEE SIX-MONTH REPORT

  10. JUNE 13/06 WALDEN-CAN HERITAGE COMMITTEE REPORT: CHAIR- MARTE HOLOUKA

  11. CAN MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 10 2006

  12. CAN MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 14 2006

  13. WALDEN-CAN CO-CHAIRS REPORT RE: 2006 (PDF)

  14. WHAT IS COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK (CAN)? (PDF)

  15. CAN MEETING MINUTES DEC. 6, 2006 (PDF

  16. ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTRE TASK FORCE WORK PLAN (PDF)

  17. ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTRE TASK REPORT (PDF)

  18. CAN MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 9,2007 (PDF)

  19. CAN MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13,2007 (PDF)

  20. A.F.M.& C.C. TASK FORCE REPORT (

  21. LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR LDSS FOOTBALL TEAM

  22. NOTES RE: JAN 22 WARD 2 PUBLIC INPUT BUDGET MEETING,(PDF)

  23. REPORT FROM JACQUES BARBEAU

  24. CAN MEETING MINUTES MARCH 20, 2007 (PDF)

  25. CAN MEETING MINUTES APRIL 17TH,2007 (PDF0

  26. CGS PRIORITIES MEETING MINUTES MAY 2ND 2007

  27. AFMSC REPORT TO WALDEN CAN MAY 8TH 2007

  28. CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 12TH 2007

  29. UPDATE ON THE CITIZENS IN PATROL PROGRAM

  30. MINUTES SEPT 18 W-CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING

  31. MINUTES OCT 11 W-CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING

  32. MINUTES OCT 11 PUBLIC MEETING

  33. REQUEST FOR ACTION CHART

  34. COUNCILOR'S OCT 11 UPDATE

  35. CO-CHAIR'S NOV 8 UPDATE RE ARC-SUDBURY WEST

  36. COUNCILOR'S N0V 8 UPDATE

  37. CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES DEC 13 2007

  38. YEAR TWO FOR WALDEN CAN

  39. COUNCILLOR'S REPORT JAN 24TH 2008 W-CAN AGM

  40. NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE REPORT JAN 08

  41. WEBSITE COMMITTEE REPORT JAN 08

  42. USAGE STATISTICS GRAPH W-CAN WEBSITE

  43. MEMBERS OF WALDEN CAN EXECUTIVE JAN 08

  44. MINUTES WALDEN CAN EXECUTIVE  JAN 24 08

  45. MINUTES WALDEN CAN AGM JAN 24 08

  46. MINUTES WALDEN CAN FEBRUARY 2008

  47. MINUTES WALDEN CAN APRIL 2008

  48. MINUTES WALDEN CAN JUNE 2008

  49. MINUTES WALDEN CAN JAN 2009

  50. WALDEN CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING JAN 2009

  51. MINUTES OF JAN 15 COMMUNITY CONFERENCE MEETING

  52. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNITY CONF PLANNING COMMITTEE JAN 21/09

  53. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNITY CONF PLANNING COMMITTEE JAN 27/09

  54. WALDEN CAN SPECIAL MEETING FEB 5 2009

  55. NEWSLETTER REPORT – FEBRUARY 19, 2009

  56. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR’S REPORT FOR 2008

  57. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNITY CONF PLANNING COMMITTEE FEB 5 09

  58. WALDEN CAN COVER PAGE-CVT.PDF

  59. MINUTES FEB 17 W CAN COMM CONF

  60. WALDEN CAN PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL 2009

  61. APPENDIX

  62.  

 

 

CAN Meeting Minutes January 10, 2006 
Walden CAN Steering Committee Minutes
January 10, 2006
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Present: Richard Bois (interim Chair), Gwen Doyle (interim Co-Chair), Neeltje Van Roon, Mary-Lou Coffey, Rene Trottier, Glen Miller, Ralph Shore, Laurie Brownlee, Karen Makela, Community Development Co-ordinator Councillors: Eldon Gainer and Terry Kett, Regrets: Stephen Butcher

1. Meeting called to order 7:05

2. Conflict of interest - declaration of conflict to be included on future agendas. No conflicts declared January 10, 2006.

3. Additions to agenda: Report on police services in Walden

4. Review of Minutes of December 6, 2005 (emailed Dec. 10/05) All meeting Minutes will be distributed in advance of the next meeting. Committee members are asked to review the Minutes prior to the next meeting in order to address any concerns. Moved by Rene, second by Neeltje that the Minutes of December 6, 2005 be accepted. Carried.

5. Business arising from Minutes: none.

6. Report from Health Services Task Force (emailed Jan. 8/06)

Chair Richard Bois asked Councillor Kett to update us regarding what is happening at the City level with respect to the Lively Medical Centre and Family Health Teams since his last update at the November 29, 2005 meeting.

The City has received another letter from Dr. Koop, reiterating the medical centre’s request for $10,000 per year of recruitment and retention money from the City. The doctors are not interested in the City of Lakes FHTs. They are requesting that the City invest dollars in the Lively Clinic building.

Councillor Kett has spoken with Catherine Matheson, General Manager of Community Development, that the request will go to council for approval of the $10,000. Councillor Kett informed the committee that he had received a call from a young doctor in London, who is graduating in Family medicine in the spring, and is interested in relocating to Walden.

This doctor proposes practicing on a fee for service schedule, and would locate in the old city hall building. He would like to set up ancillary services as soon as possible (nurse practitioner), then recruit for more family doctors. The City would provide a one time grant for set up.

When asked, Councilor Kett advised that a doctor setting up in the old city hall building would not eliminate the opportunity for a City of Lakes FHT to be set up in another municipal building.

The proposal by the doctor in London will be discussed at a future Health Services Task Force meeting (next HSTF meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 12).

7. Brief Updates

(a) Lively Ski Hill

Councillor Kett advised that the 2006 budget, capital reserves, has money set aside for upgrade of the ski hill.

We have 2 people in Lively (Ivan ? and Chris ?) who are very enthusiastic to get the ski hill open again. This year, the lights are on. Councillors Gainer and Kett took all remaining money in this year’s budget in community money and gave it to Lively Ski Hill for capital.

They have asked council for $25,000 more during the budget process, and received approval. Council supports reopening the ski hill.

There is now $30,000 from 2005 and $25,000 from 2006 budgets.

Councillor Kett spoke with Real Carre, Director of Leisure, Community and Volunteer Services - he is agreeable to setting up a reserve fund, Mr. Carre advises $190,000 is needed to reopen the hill but that includes chalet.

Chair Bois asked if there was a report on current deficiencies at the hill. Karen Makela advised that, although she haven’t seen anything current, there has been a major amount of vandalism done to the tow.

Councillor Gainer advised that when the hill stopped operating, there was nothing that was deficient, though there has been major damage since then. There were no outstanding orders at the time the hill closed (2001). Insurance is not an issue of concern. With council’s support, there is no reason why the hill couldn’t be open fall of 2006.

Chair Bois stated that we have to give the Ski Hill Task Force realistic items to deal with, so that they know what they have to identify to lobby council for support, for consideration in the 2007 budget.

The Task Force will have to have something prepared by September for submission to council. A presentation isn’t necessary.

Councillors Gainer and Kett advised that the Task Force should liaise with them to get the Task Force in front of council. They also suggested that the Task Force look at what type of models have already been developed, (e.g. Dow Pool) and cautioned they not make promises they can’t keep.

If the Task Force considers committing to some fund-raising, it should be for something specific but they shouldn’t commit to fund-raising for the operating budget. The Task Force should offer to get the hill up and running, then hand off to CGS to operate.

Chair Bois offered to speak with Karen Makela to see what has worked/not worked with council in the past, after which the Steering Committee’s role would become one of advocates.

(b) Walden Day Care

Mary-Lou Coffey reported that the day care was into its 3rd year of not paying taxes. The day care had tried a number of avenues in the past, without any success.

Another day care had taken the tax issue to the highest level they could but lost. Mary-Lou advised that the bank was leaning on the day care to pay its taxes.

Councillor Kett had suggested to putting forward a motion to council, but there was no point doing this if you couldn’t fill council chambers with supporters.

Mary-Lou had circulated media kits, including letters of support, a fact sheet, photos, media release, etc. Mary-Lou acknowledged Gwen Doyle’s huge help in preparing the media kit. 4 buses were arranged to get people to the council meeting. Letters to families of day care participants helped fire people’s interest.

Council was persuaded to take care of the arrears, and they have committed to come up with a plan in 2006 to deal with taxes on a go forward basis.

Mary-Lou acknowledged that this would not have happened without the motion from Councillor Kett.

Councillor Kett advised that the payment will be co-ordinated through the City, that Walden Day Care will not actually receive a cheque.

8. (a) Request for Action: New City Winter Control Policy

Neeltje Van Roon advised that there was a serious problem with snow removal in the Penage Road area. During the snow storm in December, school buses could not pick up children, seniors were having difficulty getting out of their homes and there could have been serious consequences getting ambulances through. Snowplowing in the Penage area is terrible - service is going down while taxes are going up.

Councillor Gainer advised that the new snowplow policy was not in effect in December. The old winter control policy required 50 trucks (at $100 per day) on site and were on the road within 1 hour.

The drivers went out until the job was finished and hundreds of thousands of dollars was spent in overtime costs.

Legislation has changed this year that restricts drivers from working more than 13 hours in a day, 60 hours in a week. A decision was reached by council to put drivers on 3 8-hour shifts to provide around the clock coverage.

While enough employees are being recruited and trained to provide this service, drivers have been obtained from a temporary personnel agency. These temporary employees are using new equipment and learning new routes.

There has been only one snow storm since the new policy Council has been assured that the service will get better.

Councillors Kett and Gainer advised that they had been inundated with phone calls and emails complaining about the level of service.

They had never received such a resounding negative response at any other time in their careers as councillors. However, the City had engaged a consulting firm to review the winter control process and council is comfortable that the service will eventually be as good as it was pre-amalgamation.

(b) Report for Update regarding Police Services in Walden

Councillor Gainer advised that the present situation has not changed.

Our local detachment has volunteers and is a change area, and that officers start and end shifts in the building (mall). There are 10 officers who report daily to the Walden site and there was a Sergeant-in-Charge up until a few weeks ago.

The only change now is that the Sergeant has been reassigned because it didn’t make sense to have him in Walden to look after, essentially, 2 officers on shift.

The Sergeant now looks after Rayside and Walden.

On afternoon shift and night shift, the police services collective bargaining agreement requires that there be 2 officers in a cruiser.

Often cars are coming from Rayside so it looks like our cars aren’t being manned.

 Besides cruisers, there are other police vehicles in the community, often with a single officer in it. Walden has a very safe community relative to other communities in CGS. There may be changes in the future, i.e. cars and officers may be deployed from LEL Centre.

Gwen Doyle commented that it is very important that police cruisers are seen throughout Walden, as a deterrent to vandals, etc. That’s why police patrol streets, roads and parks, so cruisers can be seen.

Councillor Gainer assured the committee that we will not lose our police presence in Walden.

Between 4-7 in the evening, there are usually 70 calls in line, the majority of which come from the city core.

The Community Response Unit has expanded to include Copper Cliff & Walden as part of their responsibility. Community Response Teams help streamline matters for attention by the police. Councillor Gainer suggested we could ask the police officer working with Copper Cliff- CAN to attend at least one of our meetings.

Action item: Karen Makela will contact Derrick Rose (CSU- Copper Cliff contact) and invite him to attend one of our meetings.

9. Size and composition of Walden CAN Committee

Gwen Doyle distributed a chart of profiles of the Walden CAN committee members showing the skills, background and areas of interest listed in 27 sectors.

The intent was that this chart could be used as a resource by the committee. A discussion ensued regarding the possibility of increasing the members of the Steering Committee and a decision was reached to not increase steering committee numbers at this time.

The Committee will recruit other community members to assist on committees/task forces.

The meeting took a break to have a photo taken of the committee for media use.

10. Strategic Visioning Session Report

(a) General themes were identified in the report:

Chair Bois stated that there is a need for a comprehensive inventory in order to set priorities. One thing that is important - knowing where we are and where we’re going. Walden spent a lot of resources on planning - where do those sit today and do we have recommendations around these plans?

Gwen Doyle stated that the Walden CAN needs an effective communication strategy. Laurie Brownlee attended the Strategic Visioning Session and expressed interest in helping develop this strategy. She has already prepared a draft.

Laurie Brownlee reviewed the draft policy she had been developed - see attached copy.

(b) Setting priorities:

Chair Bois summarized some of the priorities identified: one major concern was a safe community - task force to touch base with protection services. Second - environmental concerns - clear cutting, zoning, International Nickel’s plans for Worthington. Third - ski hill. Fourth - youth services, look at the issue from a holistic view, not just the development of a youth centre. Fifth - needs assessments survey, including consulting with community, then do a GAP analysis. Laurie is compiling a list of community groups - the committee could contact a representative from each group to attend a forum. Protection of the heritage of Walden, in particular Anderson Farm - can be done as a partnership between CAN and the heritage board.

We need to engage/question the community and request their feedback.

Volunteers were identified to start networking and provide an update at the next meeting on their progress:

  • Communications - Laurie, Gwen

  • Environmental - Kelsey, Richard

  • Ski hill - Kelsey, Ivan, Chris

  • Youth Services - Glen

  • Needs assessment - Richard, Laurie

  • School viability - Rene

  • Heritage - Marte

  • Safety & Security - Richard

11. Media Kit

Gwen Doyle distributed a media kit that she and Chair Bois had prepared, including a list of the Walden CAN committee members, a fact sheet and media release. The kit will accompany the photo taken earlier in the evening. The kit will be hand delivered to local media to introduce the Walden CAN and begin the process of communicating with the citizens of Walden and Sudbury, as well as with various levels of government and the media. Gwen requested that any suggestions/amendments to the kit be provided to her or Richard before Friday (the 13th), after which the kit will be delivered to the media.

Meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

Next meeting, Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.

WALDEN CAN MEETING Tuesday February 7, 2006

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Present: Ralph Shore, Mary Lou Coffey, Gwen Doyle , Rene Trottier, Marte Holouka, Glen Miller, Richard Bois, Stephen Butcher, Karen Makela, Laurie Brownlee, Dan Zuliani, Derek Rose
14 Community Members

Welcome and Introduction of the Committee by Richard Bois, Co-chair

Background on the development and history of the Walden Community Action Network

Review and motion to accept the minutes : -m/s Glen Miller / Ralph Shore - carried

Business Arising:

Question on the letter to the Whitefish Reserve - letter has been sent, no response has been received.

Winter Control - the City has since changed their policy let our elected officials know that there was a problem, problems were addressed.

-Reports:

-Task Force - template was distributed to identify a short term work plan.
-Long term Committee - need guidelines
-Careful on media talking and what goes out
-Initial terms of reference will be done for each committee so that work can be planned
-thanks from Marte and group for the work done by Richard and Laurie
-Laurie to provide a document of time value for volunteers

Health Services:
-Report reviewed by Gwen
-group is trying to get informed
Suggestions:
-what role can the Committee play ?
-market better - remove barriers
-make sure we are being positioned within the City

Communication:
-have a good line on getting a placement students from Cambrian
-website on My.Sudbury.Ca free for non-profits
-need more people on the Committee
-logo and branding part of the work plan
-find out what ownership we have on the Walden Naturally
-M / S Carried : to go ahead in the placement - thanks to the Walden Day Care for managing this placement.
Youth Services:
-inventory of resources available 
-info to be gathered from the High School, Police, Groups
-where are the empty spots, gaps in service.
-potential activities - what is desired/needed

Healthy Communities Cabinet - local resident is on the Committee - Lynn O’Farrell

Heritage Resources:
-Marte is currently working on establishing a sub committee - What do they want to do in the Heritage resources in Walden
-40 people have been contacted 
-City plan does not mention Heritage Museum or Libraries
-public meeting to be held for input into the official plan
-need data base list

Environmental:
-strip mine is gone in Worthington
-Beaver Lake had a meeting with INCO (rep Cory McPhee-Public Affairs)

Police Services:
-issue at the Senior’s Centre with youth hanging out 
- 10 police officers are in the Community Response Unit - deal with ongoing issues
-have all units available at their disposal
-can assist in stats
-10 officers assigned to Walden (2 per shift sometimes 4)
- Police chief to be asked to attend a future meeting.

Task Force to be established: 
-establish an ongoing committee to look at safety and security - talk to fire, ambulance and police
-Derek/Dan - carry the message, register a concern and report back
-communication needs to be improved
-Town held meeting - state of policing in the community

Issues:
-Environment
-Community Gardens
-Parent Support Groups
-Tourism
-Bulletin Board at the Library - Marte to talk to Ron
-Binders at the school

Operating Account - has been established with two out of three signing authorities.

Next Meeting is March 21, 2006 at 7:00 P.M.- Walden Community Centre

Minutes of Walden-CAN, Tuesday, March 21/06  - T. M. Davies Community Centre

Present: Richard Bois, Laurie Brownlee, Mary-Lou Coffey, Gwen Doyle, Marte Holouka, Kelsey Scarfone, Rene Trottier, Neeltje Van Roon Constables Dan Zuliani & Derek Rose, Councilor Terry Kett, Karen Makela, Community Development Coordinator

Absent: Stephen Butcher, Glen Miller, Ralph Shore

Members of the community

Part I:

  1. Co-Chair, Richard Bois calls the Meeting to order at 7:00pm

  2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest…none

  3. Introductory comments by Richard re- Guest - Chief Ian Davidson: …in response to concerns expressed by residents of Walden re- need for more officers, the move to Lionel LaLonde Centre & continued use of Storefront/deterrent factor, the Walden-CAN asked Constable Dan Zuliani to contact Chief Davidson re- attending on of our meetings

Chief Ian Davidson…                                                     See Report 
The Status of Police Services in Walden + Question & Answer Period

Brief Break

Interviews with MCTV & Channel 10 News

Part II:  Walden-CAN Steering Committee Business

No amendments to the Agenda

Previously distributed Minutes, Walden-CAB Feb. 7 Meeting

Review & motion to accept minutes- m/s Neeltje Van Roon /Marte Holouka    Carried 
No business arising from Minutes

Treasurer’s Report: Rene Trottier

Opened account at Credit Union & deposited $3,000 cheque from City Balance as of March 22/06: $2,908.34 Still to come: bill from City re: postage for 4,390 newsletters: approx. $475.00

Review & motion to accept – m/s Rene Trottier / Laurie Brownlee                 Carried

 Brief Committee/Task Force Reports:

a. The Lively Ski Hill Committee re- March 9 Meeting:                               Barb Maki

Speaking on behalf of her brother, Ron Carscadden (out of Town)Excellent Meeting on March 9/06; very positive response by over 30 participants Councilor Terry Kett, Karen Makela & Chris Gore answered questions City very much in support of re-opening the Lively Ski Hill Many ideas were shared; people put their names on a list re- Sub-Committee. Inspection of the Tow/hoist has been planned; Gary Foy will be at the inspection process. At the next meeting will set up Goals/action plans/follow-up re- hoist inspection. Ultimate Goal is to have Ski Hill open for next year’s ski season.

Environmental Issues Committee 
re- March 1 Meeting
Neeltje Van Roon Speaking on behalf of Ralph Shore (out of country)See March 1 Report

This was initial meeting: Ralph, Neeltje, Aaron Dent, Amanda & Grant Turcotte and Paul Sajatovic- Nickel District Conservation Authority/resident Walden

Looking at resource information/ resource people; looking for volunteers

Investigating Garden Plots @ Anderson Farm; environmental damage of plastic grocery bags; wide-spread use of pesticides

Meetings 1st Monday of month

      c. Agenda Amendment…Logo & Slogan Entries:

Mary-Lou Coffey reported that we had finally received several Logo & Slogan Contest Entries.
Kelsey Scarfone –with help from her Aunt- has submitted 5 entries.

Kelsey showed her 5 designs – using the slogan ‘Walden CAN’; very colorful, eye-catching designs; each quite different

Noted that Contest Deadline has been extended to March 31/06

Heritage Resources ‘ Working’ Committee:                                           Marte Holouka

  • In the Formative Stage; info coming in bits & pieces; gathering documents Contacting all organizations- from the past- citizens of Town- young & old- to get involved
  • Articles in Sudbury Star has had effect; people are contacting him
  • Difficult time recruiting young people @ Lively DSS; Student Council not interested
  • Walden Art Club is on board; want to reach Walden Association of Fines Arts too
  • Need contact re- Kinsmen; always supportive & involved with activities @ Anderson Farm
  • Sudbury Weavers & Spinners contacted him; used to provide demonstrations for Class Visits; want to get involved again to show traditional skills
  • Windmill Theatre on board
  • Walden-CAN Environmental Committee interested in having Garden Plots @ Farm again
  • Penage RD WI & Waters WI want to be involved in process 17 people on board; doing background work; finding all the Plans & Promises
  • City Staff is preparing a Presentation for our 1st full meeting of the Heritage Resources Committee; Claire Zuliani & Ron Henderson-Resource Personal from Leisure Services & Museums will make a power-point presentation on where we’re coming from & where you’re going to; April 26 at Kinsmen Hall
  • Ron Henderson has very specific questions re- heritage, museums etc re- whole City of Greater Sudbury & how we fit into the future Plan
  • One group will study all previous Reports; one group will study Gov’t documents etc
  • We still have gaps …where is historical information? Minutes? Reports? Archives?
  • Will be another article re- our mandate in Northern Life, watch for it

Health Services Task Force Reports:
Gwen Doyle

See  HSTF Report re- Feb. 9 ‘Information-Gathering’ Meeting with:

  • Ray Hunt, MOHLTC, Mgr. North * Family Health Team
  • John Roininen, MOHLTC, Coord.- Family Health Team
  • Catherine Matheson, General Mgr. Community development, City of Greater Sudbury
  • Kim Rossi, Coord. Senior Services, City of Greater Sudbury

See HSTF Report re- Feb.28 ‘Information-Gathering Meeting’ with:

  • Dr. Chris McKibbon, Chief of Staff SRH, Lead Physician- City of Lakes-FHT

Next Meeting to determine Stage II- analysis & recommendations for actions- short-term & long-term – to Walden-CAN


Newsletter Committee Report:
Laurie Brownlee, Stephen Butcher absent

  • 4,390 copies printed by the City – one time only – Walden-CAN pays for postage
  • Extra copies were printed up for the 7 Walden-CAN SITES throughout Walden
  • Copies also emailed to Walden Contact List
  • Hope to include copies in Walden Information Package to be used as part of Physician Recruitment Promotional Materials used by the City recruiting Family Physicians
  • Need more volunteer help re- Newsletter; hope this will lead to a Community Newspaper
  • Working on Community Directory to use re- economic development/business & business community & marketing of all Walden can offer: services/programs/recreational activities

  Youth Services Report:  submitted by Glen Miller                             Richard Bois

Glen was unable to attend, Richard Bois presented precise                                 See Report

  • In Formative Stage; examining resources/programs available for youth aged 13 -23
  • Work in progress; determining Role youth can play –as part of Walden-CAN
  • Glen is unable to Chair, but will stay involved as much as possible
  •  Next step to meet with interested volunteers: Jennifer MacKinnon, Lynn O’Farrell have expressed interest; establish terms of reference etc    
  • Walden- Can Community Directory:                                                           Gwen Doyle

When Cambrian College went on strike, it meant that our ‘3- Way Partnership Proposal’ of Walden-CAN + Walden Day Care + Cambrian Placement Students- approved @ Feb.7  Walden- CAN mtg was no longer viable; we needed a Plan B re- Directory & website

As a result of several mtgs @ Walden Day Care we have developed suggestions re:

  • Size/format/contents/type of paper/design elements /costs etc          see March 15 Report
  • Sectors to be included- alphabetically- in Directory                           see March 15 Report

Neeltje  :-) is investigating printing costs – 10,000 copies max; 3 quotes Our next step will be recruiting volunteers/students to help us phone businesses/organizations etc re-participation


Walden-CAN Website:
Neeltje Van Roon 

Originally we planning to create a Walden-CAN website as part ofwww.mysudbury.ca

We examined the other CAN sites on www.mysudbury.ca ; we selected the parts from each which we liked & compared them re- quick & easy access; user-friendly qualities; eye-catching/colorful features; use of photos/art; variety of options

None of the www.mysudbury.ca  CAN sites were easy to access, eye-catching or simple to set-up/maintain & not a lot of choice re- format; very dull & very hard to find

Capreol & Minnow Lake CAN sites were more interesting, colourful & user-friendly;but were not using mysudbury.ca software; only a Link on Valley East CAN site

We decided to investigate creating & setting up our own Walden-CAN website: colourful, eye-catching, user-friendly, easy to find on the web, easy to maintain, with features we want: Community Directory, Walden-CAN Actions, Newsletter, Resources, Calendar of Events, Photos/Artwork

March 1 met with web designer, Doug Scott, WebSiteServices.ca        see March 1 Report

We are recommending that we invite Doug Scott to make a presentation to Walden-CAN Steering Committee –showing his websites/suggestions etc – at single-topic meeting

New Business:

Request from Brenda Salo…to invite Fire Department spokesman to speak re- Fire Protection concerns re- Walden West Richard suggested that as part of our series of delegations re- Safety & Security in Walden- We invite Chief Donaldson to address: Fire Protection/Response Times/Plans re- Walden

Identifying costs of 3 Marketing Tools & how to raise monies:

  • Richard & Laurie will look into Grants & other ways of obtaining funds
  • As well as our annual $3,000 from the City

That we set up Website Meeting with Doug Scott & call members asap


Next Walden-CAN monthly meeting April 11/06

   11. 8:45 pm     Motion to adjourn…Laurie Brownlee     

WaMinutes April 18lden-CAN Meeting, 
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Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club, 7pm
Part I: Welcome by Brenda Salo

1. Chair calls Meeting to order

2. Declaration of conflict of interest- none

3. Approval of Agenda: Councilor Kett will give brief Update under Announcements

4. Delegation: Fire Chief Don Donaldson & District Chief Ray St. Jean…‘Fire Protection Services in Walden’: Short & Long Term plans for Walden; Emergency Response Plans for Walden; New Smoke Alarm Legislation; User fees; Open Air Burning By-Law; Fireworks By-Law …Questions & Answers * see Report

5. Announcements:

a. Update from Councilor Kett:

I. Repairs to Roads: Capital Budget is finished- tripled Budget; enthusiastic road repairs planned; probably have hundreds of complaints re- road closures; might have to work at night/leave open during day; Walden has largest allocation- RR#55 resurfacing; Lively,Beaver Lake; extra $200,000 in gravelling; Spanish River Bailey Bridge will need repairs where concrete fell into River- Bridge is fine; No repairs for Penage Rd this year

II. Map of Official Plan- Final Draft: Notice all green squares that have been added; Agricultural Reserve Lands have been re-defined by Ont.- can’t sell land/parcel it off if part of Agricultural Reserve; Brenda Salo & Jack Oatway & community went to Public meetings to protest changes; City Staff listened & worked with Ont. Gov’t to solve problem; now Walden West has been re-zoned & not part of Agricultural Reserve; we need development out here

III. 2.8% Increase in Taxes this year-just below the cost of living; would have been 5.2% but Council got monies from Province- therefore lower taxes; don’t know how much money the province will provide re- next year’s Budget; therefore the City put ½ against the mill rate & ½ in Bonds

IV. Question: “ Concern re- assessment of rural areas on the water seeing increases of 30%, 61.2%- not being assessed fairly by province”Answer: A Corporation- with no knowledge of N. Ont. Situation is making assessments; people must object- to make changes happen; provincial assessment process needs to be fixed; should organize/go to Tribunal & complain

V. Golf For a Cure: Friday, June 16 at Livley 6th Ave. Golf Course; Co-Chair of Event;last year we raised $40,000- ½ money raised in Pledges; contact terry for details

b. Winner of ‘Help Us brand the Walden- CAN’- LOGO & Slogan Contest: Mary Lou Just received another Entry for Contest this afternoon; we’ll examine it during Break & take the final vote & announce Winner in Part II

c. Mayor Dave Courtemanche will be our guest visitor at May 16 Walden-CAN Meeting: 2 choices of sites: Arena & Meadowbrook Retirement Village; Jean Kulmala invited CAN to Penage Rd Community Centre * Decision deferred to later

d. ‘Used Shoes for Foyer Notre Dame- Emergency Shelter’: Kelsey Scarfone outlined project; 2 George Vanier PS students are collecting used shoes, of all kinds-adults & kids- for the Emergency Shelter; drop off used shoes at George Vanier PS; CAN members gave bags of shoes they’d brought to meeting

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e. ‘Volunteer Sudbury- Silent Auction /Dinner’, Thurs. April 20, Centennial Arena- to Kick-off’-Volunteer Week’: Jack Oatway- Past President- mandate is to coordinate volunteer services for all of Sudbury; 2 year Trillium Grant & with help of Councilor Gasparini, office is set up in Pioneer Manor; matching programs with secondary school students; call Volunteer Sudbury to speak to a real person

5 Minute Break

Part II Walden-CAN Steering Committee Business

* Announcement of Winner of Logo & Slogan Contest: Design # 2 by Kelsey Scarfone & her Aunt Tracey; 3 people submitted 7 designs; Walden-CAN voted by email- could see how designs looked on computer + additional submission tonight; no change in vote *

6. Previously distributed Minutes of Walden-CAN

a. March 21/06, Walden-CAN Monthly Meeting- Guest Chief Davidson…any errors? Omissions? Moved to accept: Neeltje Seconded: Laurie Motion carried

b. March 28/06 Special meeting re- ‘Website presentation by Doug Scott’…any errors? Omissions? Moved to accept: Stephen Seconded: Brenda Motion carried

7. Business arising from Minutes none

8. Treasurer’s Report: Rene

  • Feb 13/06 Deposit: Monies from City $3,000.00

  • Revenue: Interest .56

  • Expenses: Share, Credit Union 20.00

  • Dues, Credit Union 5.00

  • Cheques 19.43

  • 7 Binders, for Sites 52.42

  • Total $ 96.84

  • Balance: $2,003.72

• Outstanding expenses:
Website Design/hosting/ Domain Name $1,324.13
Newsletter…no bill yet from City for Postage

Richard: Other monies to come in $4,000.00 from former Walden Business Association; came to Town Council re- funds for Business Fair at Arena; didn’t happen; Town folded/new City; to transfer public funds to CAN; bring monies together; Should ask the City for annual funding for CAN; Laurie is looking into other funding sources

9. Reports & Recommendations For Action:

a. Health Services Task Force: Richard- * see Recommendations for Action

Major issue has been finding information re- health Services; Lively Medical Centre building is being purchased by Dr. Morris, the young Dentist & Dr. Michon, a Family Physician doing After Hours Clinics at LMC + Dr, Koop & Dr. Bayly; hoping it will the anchor for the next stage- a Good News Release!: Our Marketing Package needs to be made( including website); we have to be able to market Walden

b. Report re- Status of Website: Neeltje We’re about to launch our Walden-CAN website; we’ve prepared a Contract to set up ourselves legally- signed; invoices have been sent & signed; Our Web designer is a resident of Walden West; has designed very sophisticated websites including: The Shop & Legend Boats; Biggest reason why we want our own website is to have our own identity; City website is difficult to access & not very user friendly; ours will be attractive & very user –friendly- quick & easy to use; the areas of Walden are stretched out- our website is a method of pulling people together; a voice for them to express their views; it will be interactive- photo gallery/surveys/ calendar of events etc; hyper-links to the other CANs is being requested; it will help sell Walden- give a picture of what we are; other organizations have websites & we can link up with them BUT we must keep it alive and get everybody involved – provide daily events & reasons to check us out!

c. Funding Sources to Explore : re- Newsletter & Community Directory: Richard
There are a variety of funding sources- a work in progress; the $4,000 transfer; working with Laurie re- Grants- very detailed proposal writing; Student Grants for summer students re- Directory; need to find our Legal Status re- City? Liability Ins. Is often needed; Walden Day Care could be a joint partner; much to be done

10. What’s Happening/Planned by Committees…brief comments

a. Heritage Resources Committee: a reminder of Marte’s invitation to CAN committee to join his 17 member committee at their 1st meeting, 7 pm, April 26 at Kinsmen Hall; Presentation from Ron Henderson & Claire Zuliani-present an update of existing Heritage Policies & outline the request from the Museum & Library Board for assistance with heritage planning for Walden & the Anderson farm.

b. Environmental Issues Committee: Ralph -Re-Greening Committee is interested in meeting with committee

c. Lively Ski Hill Committee: Craig Moxam & Ron Carscadden- 15 people on Committee met last week: What is Role?; Issues re- Infrastructure of Hill; Questions to City re- 50/50 model ( Volunteers + City operation); GOAL is Dec. 1st Ski Day at Hill; Filling in the Hill- use fill from Dalron construction site- drive it to top of hill/dump it & volunteers move it down; Lift Inspection still pending- week of May 2 or 5 re- technical safety inspection; Chalet- fix it? Get portables? Re-build it?; Must look at Adenac Model- What did they do? What funding programs re- hiring people to help local volunteers? Groomers/snowmaking equipment to share? Next meeting May 10/06 Question: Do you see yourselves as fundraisers?… City is providing funds- need to confirm how much? Could sell Memberships; run the Chalet? Richard: Details re- Tow/Chalet/Lift etc - a Master Plan is needed- made up by the City Staff; Resolution to be made to the City: Laurie suggested there are Resource Lists which could work to get funds re- feasibility/equipment costs etc

g. Newsletter: Getting quotes re- Printing Costs of next Issue- $732, low $385-$900;
would like to have next Quarterly Issue ready for June; after discussion re timing & possible sponsorships committee recommended we proceed to have deadline end of May- to ensure Spring/Summer Issue: Motion to Proceed : Richard Moved: Neeltje Seconded: Brenda Motion carried

h. Youth Services: Work in progress; will proceed

i. Sudbury Star Column: ‘Soft’ News Articles for Walden-CAN Column, in Thursday Walden Page of Sudbury Star- printed every 4th Week( Walden, Nickel Centre, Rayside Balfour, Walden); 500 – 700 words; story format- with Titles’ Copy submitted to Sudbury Star Monday of the 4th Week; we can also submit photos; continue to send PSA’s & Media Releases as required; Gwen will do next column –May 4 & Laurie & Stephen will prepare May 25 column.

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11. Correspondence Received:

a. April 17/06,Email from Linda Salach, Manager Operations, Meadowbrook re- offer of Free space for Walden-CAN Meetings; suggested Richard & Gwen follow it up 
b. Flyer re- ‘Social Planning Council of Sudbury Conference’, April 25/06
c. Disk re- Final Copy of ‘Official Plan’ from Paul Baskcomb; given to Neeltje
d. Email from Lana Haslam, Water Quality Program Coord. Re- Application for Lake Stewardship Program’; given to Ralph
e. Email from Elin Maki Flora, Lake Steward re- Inviting Jennifer Salo, Nickel District Conservation Authority to Environmental Issues Committee Meeting; Ralph to follow-up
f. Email from Walden Kinsmen re- Offer of Sponsorship for next Newsletter; discussion re- offer/1/2 page AD re- special event / deadline for copy ; Newsletter committee to follow-up

12. New Business: none

13. Next Walden-CAN Monthly Meeting- May 16/06- location to be determined

14. Congratulations to all committees; hard work is bearing fruit; continue with recruitment of volunteers Meeting adjourned

May 16/06 Minutes Walden-CAN Steering Committee,
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6pm, Multi-Use Room, Meadowbrook Retirement Village
Present: Richard, Gwen, Neeltje & Dale, Laurie, Rene, Mary-Lou, Marte- Ron & Craig ( Ski Hill Committee) Absent: Stephen, Glenn, Brenda

1. Call to order 6:10pm
2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest- nil
3. Amendments to Agenda…Minutes/Business Arising & Treasurer’s Report will be in Public Meeting @ 7:30pm
4. Discussion re- Brief reports/Updates;

a. Ski Hill Committee:
Richard’s comments …Lead, Ron Carscadden & Craig have had several meetings since 1st meeting; met with Richard to discuss Role of City re- Ski Hill; Chris Gore & Dave @ City have found Original Plans & Drawings re- Hill; Week of May 23.25 should be Official Inspection of the Hill & equipment etc re- Cost of Repairs; Discussed what strategy should be re- City Note: Ski Hill was not closed by Resolution of Council; Primary reason was cost of Liability Ins; City was not prepared to pay Liability Ins. costs & volunteers could/would not pay them; 2002 Ski Hill was closed & vandalized; Recently some repairs done & opened for sliding & snowboarding; Gary Foy questioned Councilors re- City Commitment; Terry Kett adamant -$100,000 designated- the City is committed; Strategy should be to get all the numbers together re- costs, present figures/Report during the Budget Process to find monies towards opening by Dec./06

Ron’s comments: Part of the issue was lack of Plan; over 40 people attended 1st meeting; many questions re: structure, plan re- getting it re-opened, work required on Chalet, Hill, equipment etc; Operational Issue- role of City & volunteers needs clarification; everything is based on results of the Assessment of towers/lift etc- if costs too high will the City still follow through? Therefore everyone on the Committee agrees that we need a more formal commitment from City- a Resolution from Council asap; W-CAN needs to go to Priorities Committee & ask to make a Presentation to Council- asking where they stand on the issue & ask for commitment – even if the costs are higher than expected. Request to W-CAN from Ski Hill Committee asking for support re- going to City Council for a Resolution of Official Commitment to Re-Open the Lively Ski Hill.
Discussion: Everyone agreed it would be positive step; Go to Priorities Committee 1st(full Council); Could use the same approach as Mary Lou & Walden Day Care; Dec. 1/06 date is possible- if lift is not too bad; Will be having internal assessment re- buildings/electrical etc; Will be using Adenac Approach (use what worked & adapt to our situation);Best left for City Staff to assess/evaluate the Hill; None of volunteers want to volunteer to do things they’re not qualified for; Ski Hill Committees job is to keep momentum going; Need to look at bigger picture too- What other components is the City planning to do in Walden eg moving the skating rink to Ski Hill

etc; need to finalize Operational Agreement; Clarify the Liability Issue; Find our W-CAN’s role + Ski Hill volunteers

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Agreed…that a Draft resolution should be prepared to present to Council asking for Official City Commitment to Re-Open the Lively Ski Hill by Dec.1/06…that Richard & representatives of Ski Hill Committee should meet to prepare the draft…that Richard contacts Priorities Committee re-W-CAN & Ski Hill Committee making a Presentation to Council- asking for Resolution re- Ski Hill.

b. Health Services Task Force: Richard explained that the Media Information released re- new Vision at LMC – as approved- turned out to be pre-mature; all negotiations were not completed as expected; negotiations are still in the sensitive stage; therefore things will be very low-key at tonight’s 7:30pm Walden-CAN mtg; We’ll be introducing the 2 Doctors- as guests only; They will not be able to discuss any plans –at this time.

c. Environmental Committee: Amanda is working hard re- Community Gardens at the Anderson Farm, Plots have been prepared & most already rented out @ $25. each; hoping to use the old well ; tractor is free; all germ free manure used; everything is moving smoothly; Amanda is working closely with Jim Fortin, Garth Wunch is helping too.

d. Youth Services: Glenn Miller gave us his suggestions; still a work in progress; Richard will have some terms of reference for June 13/06 Meeting

e. Newsletter: Deadline for Copy is Fri. May 19/06; have received nothing from Committees yet; 200 words per Committee; Will include Programs from City & Walden organizations as in 1st Issue; Gwen offered to help re- phoning of contacts from last Issue- Laurie to email list; Should be going out May 24/06 if getting Ad from Kinsmen @ $300; Ski Hill Committee & Community Gardens to send info to Laurie

f. Website: Under construction; Dale & Neeltje are filling in the information & being trained by Doug; Separate Blog for: Health Services, Heritage Committee, Environmental etc’ we can input Minutes/Reports/photos etc; we will each have our own Password so that we can input/update pages; Use of new LOGO & Loon on our Home Page looks great; Website is growing & will continue to change; Will be up & running in next few weeks; www.Walden-CAN.com ; Want to put a Questionaire on Website re- Heritage Committee- use video feature too

Question to W-CAN: We are exploring idea of having Ads from local Businesses; what should prices be? Discussion led to suggestion that Neeltje should prepare a Proposal for June 13/06 W-CAN Steering Committee Mtg.- suggesting Fee Structure- speak to Jody Cameron/Doug- someone with experience re- possible charges

g. Walden-CAN-Sudbury Star Column: Copy is due Fri.; Laurie is preparing the
Column this month; Articles re- Heritage Committee, Ski Hill Committee, Garden Plots * Note: Publication date was later changed to June 8/06

h. Funding Sources: Richard reported that the $5,000 left over from Walden
Business Association is now down to $1,800; Rene will speak again to Doug Hays re- closing the Account & signing over funds to W-CAN

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i. Heritage Committee: Have held 2 meetings to date; 30 people present at both Meetings- each representing different stakeholders; Presentations being made by City Staff & Provincial Reps. to provide necessary information to participants; Binders of Info for each provided; 2nd meeting Official Plan section re- heritage was explained in detail; next Meeting at Naughton Community Centre; proceeding nicely towards Goal of making Recommendations to W-CAN as requested in this Process.

5. Correspondence: Marte presented Letter from Union…part of the community

6. Adjourned to Dining Room for ‘Special Walden-CAN Meeting’ at 7:70pm

Guests: Mayor Dave Courtemanche, Dr. Dave Morris (dentist) Dr. Andre Michon ( Family Physician) and Floyd Laughren- Solutions Team

 

6 Month Walden-CAN Report from Co-Chairs- June 13/06


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In Nov/05, after a series of community Meetings –including a ‘Strategic Visioning Session- the Walden-CAN Steering Committee was formed. We have a broad-based group composed of: people living in Den-Lou, Beaver Lake, Penage Rd., Naughton, Lively-Mikela & South end; young & old/male & female volunteers- with a wide range of talents & skills, education & background, and volunteer & work experience – but all eager to work together to help make a difference in Walden!

After examining the suggestions for short-term/Year One Actions- included in the Strategic Visioning Session Report- the Steering Committee identified & prioritized achievable Goals/Objectives for the 1st 6 months:

1.      Establish a Health Services Task Force to gather ‘first-hand’ information re- the status of primary health care services in Walden; Report back to Walden-CAN findings & share information with the public; to prepare Recommendations to Walden-CAN

2.      Develop a Communication Strategy to improve communication- within Walden, within Sudbury & with City Staff & Politicians:

a.  Brand the Walden-CAN- LOGO & Slogan Contest

b.  Produce Walden-CAN Newsletter- quarterly to start – to share W-CAN Reports/Updates/News & Community Events etc; recruit sponsors

c.   Design & set-up our own Walden-CAN Website- to communicate within Walden, within Sudbury & beyond

d.    Develop & produce a Walden-CAN Community Directory- in print & on our Website

e.    Improve communication within Walden: set up 7 Sites throughout Walden for Walden-CAN Binders; develop Walden-CAN Contact List of those wishing Walden-CAN flyers/agendas/minutes/reports etc emailed; use Flyers/Arena Sign to announce Monthly Meetings

3.   Develop comprehensive Guidelines re- Task Force & Committees – Roles & Responsibilities; Reporting & Accountability

4.Establish Committees & Sub-Committees re- Heritage Resources, Youth Services, Environmental Issues, Newsletter, Website, Community Directory & Lively Ski Hill.

 It was an ambitious set of GOALS. Many told us that we should go slowly & only attempt projects-which we would be sure to accomplish successfully & easily. Our volunteers have spent hundreds of hours: attending monthly Walden-CAN Meetings, Committee/Task Force & Sub-Committee Meetings; telephoning to gather &/or share information; entering data & making lists; preparing Reports/Updates/Recommendations; writing articles & editing & proofing for Newsletters, Sudbury Star Columns & Media Information; sending & receiving & reading emails -with many attachments; meeting with Politicians, City Staff, Provincial Ministry representatives & Staff, Physicians, Museum Board,Walden community groups & stakeholders, Nickel District Conservation Authority, Lake Stewards, Chief of Police & Fire Department, Community Response

Unit and the many interested residents of Walden who have attended our very long monthly Meetings.

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Some of our GOALS have been reached:

1.        We’ve published 2 Walden-CAN Newsletters- thanks to the support of the City

2.        Our Walden-CAN Website is under construction & will soon be ready to use

www.Walden-CAN.com

3.        Our HSTF has gathered information, shared monthly reports with the public & made 5 Recommendations to Walden-CAN

4.        Garden Plots have been re-established at the Anderson Farm- thanks to an effective Sub-Committee of our Environmental Committee

Some GOALS will take longer to achieve:

1.          Our Heritage Committee – which started in April- is ¼ way through it’s Time-Line towards developing Recommendations re- the Anderson Farm

2.         Our Ski Hill Committee –enthusiastically supported by the community- has set Dec.1/06 as their GOAL for Skiing at Lively Ski Hill! This is a TEAM effort: Walden-CAN + community volunteers+ City Staff + Politicians

Some GOALS are taking longer to get started:

1.      Youth Services: recommendations have been submitted re- setting up a Task Force in Sept./06- a GAP analysis & Recommendations to W-CAN

2.      Community Directory: Goals, Objectives, suggested Content & Layout have been prepared; printing quotes /costs are being collected; Contact Lists are being merged/updated; BUT our Proposal re- Partnership with Cambrian College Placement Students + Walden Day Care + Walden-CAN failed with Community College Strike- Project is still a work in progress

* Special thanks to Don MacDonald, City Editor of the Sudbury Star for offering us the opportunity to have a monthly Walden-CAN Column on the Walden Page & thanks to Channel 10 for attending our Walden-CAN Meetings. And thanks to Linda Salach & Meadowbrook Retirement Village for providing us with meeting space- we really appreciate your support.

We would like to congratulate everyone! Thanks to the creativity, energy, skills & sheer hard work of our community volunteers-much has been accomplished in 6 months! Much has been learned! And many new volunteers have been recruited to work with Walden-CAN.

Walden Community Garden Update
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As most of you know The Walden Community Garden is up and running. It is located on the south side of the farmhouse at the Anderson Farm Museum. It is open to all individuals and groups residing in the Walden community. The garden is made up of 12 plots; each plot is approximately 100 square feet. They are assigned to individuals or groups for a fee of $25 per year. This is an organic garden! No artificial fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides are permitted for use to ensure a safe environment for garden members to grow their food.

I am happy to announce that all 12 plots are assigned! Our members represent the many different groups in the Walden community. We have seniors, young families, and even the Walden Day Care is participating.

This garden took a lot of work to become operational for this year and I would like to take a minute to thank some people;

First I would like to thank the Walden-CAN group, in particular the other members of the Environmental Committee for their continued support.

Thank-you to Jim at the AFM who has been a valuable resource to us.

I would also like to thank Marte personally. He has been a tremendous help in all aspects of getting the garden up and running

Also I would like to thank Ron Henderson, Claire Zuliani, and the other members of the Library and Museum board for allowing us the use of the land at the AFM, and the chance to have a community garden there.

Thank-you to Bill Gagnon and Doug Santalla for donating their time and equipment and coming out with their tractor and tiller and doing a wonderful job tilling the site.

Thank-you to Pinehill lumber who has donated the lumber needed to stake the plots at the garden.

Thank-you to INCO for donated two 500lbs bails of straw to our garden group.

Also thank you to Gardens By Collette and Santala's Black Loam for donating a load of topsoil.

The garden would not be running if it wasn’t for the community partnerships that we have already formed and will continue to form in the future.

The garden group is still in need of gently used garden tools such as, shovels, hoes, forks, and rakes. If you would like to donate to the group please contact me, Gwen has all my contact information. Also a waiting list is being started for garden space next season, anyone interested in joining the Walden Community Garden please let me know

 Mid Year Walden CAN Newsletter –Report June 2006
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To date two newsletters have been sent out. It’s early to judge the response from the June letter, but the reviews of the March newsletter were very positive.

The approach of the newsletter has been to convey the work the Walden CAN and its sub-committees are doing, to the citizens of Walden. It was also decided to make the newsletter a source for activities happening in Walden. In our June issue we also included news bulletins from the City of Greater Sudbury.

The cost of running the newsletter have been minimized to date due to the fact the city, thanks to Karen Makela, have printed our first two issues for free. Postage for the June issue was provided by Councilor Gainer.

We continue to look for long term sponsors of the newsletter.

Our first year goal is to issue a newsletter every three months, with a long term goal of a monthly newsletter. We will re-evaluate this after the launch of the web site.

Another long term goal is to make the newsletter available primarily by e-mail and on the website with limited numbers of it available in hard copy at the seven sites throughout Walden. This messaging should start in the Fall (September) newsletter and the Winter (December) newsletter with implementation starting in March 2007.

The newsletter is mailed to all Walden residents and businesses. A total of 4400 are issued each time.

Laurie and Stephen

Walden – CAN 
Ski Hill Sub-committee
Six-month Report

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The Walden Ski Hill Sub-committee was underway following an information meeting in March 2006 for any interested community members.

Councilor Kett, Chris Gore and Karen Makela of the City informed the attendants of that meeting that funds had been set aside to assist with the opening of the ski hill. It was obvious at the meeting that many individuals were interested and hopeful that the ski hill would be open and they agreed to sit on the Sub-committee.

The Sub-committee has since had three meetings. The goals identified by the Sub-Committee were:

1. Open the ski hill December 1, 2006.
2. Identify any necessary modifications, upgrades, and repairs.
3. Establish a fundraising plan if required.
4. Establish a combined city/community-run model for operation of the ski hill.

To date:
 An inspection of the ski lift has been completed and we are awaiting the results of the report.

 A plan is in place to approach City staff to discuss the results of the inspection report, determine the costs involved, and define the roles of the City and the Sub-committee/community. We hope to be able to present a resolution to City council before the summer break.

 The Ski Hill Sub-committee was highlighted in the Sudbury Star in the Walden-Can column as well as a separate article.

 Community members continue to support the efforts of the Sub-committee.

The Sub-committee, through on-going communication and assistance from, notably, Chris Gore, City of Greater Sudbury and Richard Bois, Walden-CAN, maintains that the operation of the Walden Ski Hill for the 2006-2007 season is a very real possibility.

Respectfully submitted, Barb Maki and Ron Carscadden

June 13/06 Walden-CAN Heritage Committee Report: Chair- Marte Holouka 
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The Walden-CAN Heritage Committee started meeting bi-weekly, in late April/06- at various locations throughout the former Town of Walden.

At our Inaugural Meeting, Ron Henderson, Director of Leisure Services- accompanied by Claire Zuliani- gave us the broad outline of where our Heritage Review fit into the sequence of events, that would assist in planning the future of the Anderson Farm.

At the second Meeting, Mark Simeoni, Senior Planner for the City of Greater Sudbury, narrowed our focus to the components of the Official Plan- dealing with how our work will fit into the scope of the new VISION and Direction outlined in the document.

Anita Brunet-Lamarche, Consultant from the Ministry of Culture, spoke at our 3rd meeting- discussing the merits of existing governing structures, that might be adopted: Historical Societies, Friends of the Museum and Advisory Boards- to aid in creating a bridge between the Community Stakeholders and the Staff & Council of the City.

To better appreciate the nature and complexity of the work required at the Anderson Farm, the committee completed an extensive tour of the site, with the aid of the Curator for the Heritage Museums of Sudbury. These observations will be used at our next meeting- to establish: Short, Medium & Long-Term Recommendations for the Site.

The Heritage Committee is approximately one quarter of the way through its work and will complete the Review- with accompanying Recommendations for presentation & consideration by the public- in late August, at a Public Meeting. At this Meeting, individuals, Groups & Heritage Stakeholders from Walden, will be asked for their reaction to and suggestions for Heritage Activities and the Use of the Anderson Farm.

From the input at this Meeting and coupled with revisions to our recommendations, the Final Report will be drafted for submission to the Walden-Community Action Network.

Suggestions from Residents @ June 13/06, Walden-CAN 7:30pm Meeting

  • Submitted in writing @ the Meeting & brought up during New Business

  1. Issues that Require Immediate Attention:

 

1.      Improve the Entrance/corridor to Lively: Maintenance flower beds/grass cutting/care of trees/removal trash re- Main St & Business Section of Lively: Who is responsible? Hwy Dept? City? Sorry looking- used to be maintained.

2.      Bus Service scheduling changes needed to provide DIRECT SERVICE to South End & Hospitals: expand routes

3.       Lobby for improved/expanded Handi-Transit Bus Services: re- acute/immediate needs VS 2 Week Booking; Evening Services

4.       Whitefish Cemetery ‘Clean-up Area’ needs immediate attention; roadway/path to water is blocked by pile of earth; water is filthy & filled with mosquitoes; have to clean your hands after using the water; not looked after like other Cemeteries- Bob Couley (866-2653)

5.       Find out what happened to 5% designation for Playgrounds in our Subdivisions: Why not done as promised? Why replaced by road in expansion of subdivision in Neimi area?

6.      Bike Paths/Routes: It would save on gas; be healthier for public; need safe Bike Paths /designated Bike Routes          Paul Laplante (692-9322)

7.      Need better access to City Information: Getting to information

8.       Improve Communication in the Community: Target specific Groups/ ages

9.       Request Annual Budget for CAN:@ Solutions Team presentations & by other means

BIssues for Walden-CAN to Address in September:

1.      Start early re- advocating for better snow removal policy along roads in

Lively: Wider clearance of snow- not just center with snow banks on sides of pavement; sides remain frozen/covered-centre thaws & heaves & cracks & breaks along side * 4th Ave.; Which costs less? Wider plowing? Road repairs?   Paul Laplante (692-9322)

2.       Safety Issues in Walden: a. Entrance to Meatbird Lake- very poorly planned

b. Entrance from HWY 144 to Lively- poor entrance/no lighting

3.       Raise concerns re- noise from By-Pass across from Neimi Rd:Supposed to have planted trees as a Noise Barrier; What happened to the File with all details/correspondence?   Ed Riddoch(692-5033)

4.       Improve the locations /set-up re- Skateboard Area for youth: Poor location; Poorly constructed; Not much there for a Community of our size;$5 –10,000 could build a much better one    * Ed Riddoch- has details re- one he saw recently in Madoc, Population 1,300 ,now listed in Canadian Skatepark List ( 1-705-632-1168) see in The Canadian Skatepark Guide,2006, on page 46,47

5.      Be sure to have Input into Proposed 4 Lane HWY Construction-Long Lake to HWY 55 By-Pass: Only to have 2 Interchanges- at Long lake rd. & HWY 55 Interchange; What is impact re- Fielding Park? Access to other subdivisions along corridor? Where do the people fit into the impact study? Safety issues re- Fire, Ambulance, Police Services access across 4 Lane By-Pass? Etc        * Ed Riddoch

6.      Bike Paths/Routes in Walden/Sudbury:  Paul Laplante (692-9322)

7.      Re-name Streets in Lively- Main St.

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C. Suggestions for Walden-CAN Committees to tackle in the Fall? Next year?

 

1.      Environmental Issues: a. Earth Day Activities- education in the schools

b. Improve aesthetics of Town c. Ensure 5% Playground designation is implemented c. Bike Paths/Routes healthier for the environment

2.      Address concerns re- Noise pollution from By-Pass & new Proposed 4 Lane Construction: Tree planting? Other Noise barriers?

3.      Address the right of People to property/life-style in Impact Study/acquisition of lands: Marte

4.      Youth Services Topics to Investigate: Skateboard Park, Playgrounds in Subdivisions, Location/improvements for Youth For Youth

5.      Improved Handi-Transit Services: What can we do re- ‘Immediate/acute needs VS 2 Week Bookings’ and Evening services?

 

D. Suggestions submitted at Sept.12 /06 7:30pm Walden-CAN Meeting:

1.      The Railway Crossing at Santala Road and Old Soo Road:

Problems re- Sight Lines for vehicles traveling south hindered by years of neglect.

2.       12th Ave. Water Tower is a disgrace! RUST! Needs painting

3.       Who is responsible for weeds between Esso Station and Royal Bank Mall?

4.       Letter to Sudbury Star, Sept.4/06 -regarding the under use of Nurse Practitioners: 40 ‘Vacant’ Nurse Practitioner positions allocated to remote under serviced areas in 2003 remain vacant. 

FYI

1..   The Walden- CAN HSTF has already investigated the Role & use of Nurse

Practitioners and reallocation of ‘Vacant’ NP position

 –with City & MOHLTC & reported to Walden-CAN :

a. Check out Health Services BLOG www.walden-can.com  & see Reports in

    Binders @ 6 Sites in Walden

            b. There is a MOH Shared Care Pilot Site Initiative re- 6 Sites-awaiting Applications

   from Fee For Service Family Physician Centres now. The Deadline for Applications

   is September 30/06.

 

2.   The List of Issues from June 13 Walden-CAN Meeting:

a.       Were submitted at the June Solutions Team Meeting at Tom Davies Arena – by Co-Chairs

b.      They can be seen included in the Report from Lively Meeting available at Citizen Centre

3. There is a Public Meeting re- SW By-Pass Four-Laning Project:

    1. Oct.3, 4pm at the Countryside Arena 
    2. Details at  www.sudburyswbypass.ca
    3. See Walden-CAN website www.walden-can.com for our page re- this project

 The Issues raised will be examined by Walden-CAN Steering Committee asap

 

 Together WE CAN make a difference in Walden!

 

 

 Richard Bois, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN

   Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                         ©2006 Walden CAN

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at the Media Information released re- new Vision at LMC – as approved- turned out to be pre-mature; all negotiations were not completed as expected; negotiations are still in the sensitive stage; therefore things will be very low-key at tonight’s 7:30pm Walden-CAN mtg; We’ll be introducing the 2 Doctors- as guests only; They will not be able to discuss any plans –at this time.

c. Environmental Committee: Amanda is working hard re- Community Gardens at the Anderson Farm, Plots have been prepared & most already rented out @ $25. each; hoping to use the old well ; tractor is free; all germ free manure used; everything is moving smoothly; Amanda is working closely with Jim Fortin, Garth Wunch is helping too.

d. Youth Services: Glenn Miller gave us his suggestions; still a work in progress; Richard will have some terms of reference for June 13/06 Meeting

e. Newsletter: Deadline for Copy is Fri. May 19/06; have received nothing from Committees yet; 200 words per Committee; Will include Programs from City & Walden organizations as in 1st Issue; Gwen offered to help re- phoning of contacts from last Issue- Laurie to email list; Should be going out May 24/06 if getting Ad from Kinsmen @ $300; Ski Hill Committee & Community Gardens to send info to Laurie

f. Website: Under construction; Dale & Neeltje are filling in the information & being trained by Doug; Separate Blog for: Health Services, Heritage Committee, Environmental etc’ we can input Minutes/Reports/photos etc; we will each have our own Password so that we can input/update pages; Use of new LOGO & Loon on our Home Page looks great; Website is growing & will continue to change; Will be up & running in next few weeks; www.Walden-CAN.com ; Want to put a Questionaire on Website re- Heritage Committee- use video feature too

Question to W-CAN: We are exploring idea of having Ads from local Businesses; what should prices be? Discussion led to suggestion that Neeltje should prepare a Proposal for June 13/06 W-CAN Steering Committee Mtg.- suggesting Fee Structure- speak to Jody Cameron/Doug- someone with experience re- possible charges

g. Walden-CAN-Sudbury Star Column: Copy is due Fri.; Laurie is preparing the
Column this month; Articles re- Heritage Committee, Ski Hill Committee, Garden Plots * Note: Publication date was later changed to June 8/06

h. Funding Sources: Richard reported that the $5,000 left over from Walden
Business Association is now down to $1,800; Rene will speak again to Doug Hays re- closing the Account & signing over funds to W-CAN

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i. Heritage Committee: Have held 2 meetings to date; 30 people present at both Meetings- each representing different stakeholders; Presentations being made by City Staff & Provincial Reps. to provide necessary information to participants; Binders of Info for each provided; 2nd meeting Official Plan section re- heritage was explained in detail; next Meeting at Naughton Community Centre; proceeding nicely towards Goal of making Recommendations to W-CAN as requested in this Process.

5. Correspondence: Marte presented Letter from Union…part of the community

6. Adjourned to Dining Room for ‘Special Walden-CAN Meeting’ at 7:70pm

Guests: Mayor Dave Courtemanche, Dr. Dave Morris (dentist) Dr. Andre Michon ( Family Physician) and Floyd Laughren- Solutions Team

6 Month Walden-CAN Report from Co-Chairs- June 13/06


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In Nov/05, after a series of community Meetings –including a ‘Strategic Visioning Session- the Walden-CAN Steering Committee was formed. We have a broad-based group composed of: people living in Den-Lou, Beaver Lake, Penage Rd., Naughton, Lively-Mikela & South end; young & old/male & female volunteers- with a wide range of talents & skills, education & background, and volunteer & work experience – but all eager to work together to help make a difference in Walden!

After examining the suggestions for short-term/Year One Actions- included in the Strategic Visioning Session Report- the Steering Committee identified & prioritized achievable Goals/Objectives for the 1st 6 months:

1.      Establish a Health Services Task Force to gather ‘first-hand’ information re- the status of primary health care services in Walden; Report back to Walden-CAN findings & share information with the public; to prepare Recommendations to Walden-CAN

2.      Develop a Communication Strategy to improve communication- within Walden, within Sudbury & with City Staff & Politicians:

a.  Brand the Walden-CAN- LOGO & Slogan Contest

b.  Produce Walden-CAN Newsletter- quarterly to start – to share W-CAN Reports/Updates/News & Community Events etc; recruit sponsors

c.   Design & set-up our own Walden-CAN Website- to communicate within Walden, within Sudbury & beyond

d.    Develop & produce a Walden-CAN Community Directory- in print & on our Website

e.    Improve communication within Walden: set up 7 Sites throughout Walden for Walden-CAN Binders; develop Walden-CAN Contact List of those wishing Walden-CAN flyers/agendas/minutes/reports etc emailed; use Flyers/Arena Sign to announce Monthly Meetings

3.   Develop comprehensive Guidelines re- Task Force & Committees – Roles & Responsibilities; Reporting & Accountability

4.Establish Committees & Sub-Committees re- Heritage Resources, Youth Services, Environmental Issues, Newsletter, Website, Community Directory & Lively Ski Hill.

 It was an ambitious set of GOALS. Many told us that we should go slowly & only attempt projects-which we would be sure to accomplish successfully & easily. Our volunteers have spent hundreds of hours: attending monthly Walden-CAN Meetings, Committee/Task Force & Sub-Committee Meetings; telephoning to gather &/or share information; entering data & making lists; preparing Reports/Updates/Recommendations; writing articles & editing & proofing for Newsletters, Sudbury Star Columns & Media Information; sending & receiving & reading emails -with many attachments; meeting with Politicians, City Staff, Provincial Ministry representatives & Staff, Physicians, Museum Board,Walden community groups & stakeholders, Nickel District Conservation Authority, Lake Stewards, Chief of Police & Fire Department, Community Response

Unit and the many interested residents of Walden who have attended our very long monthly Meetings.

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Some of our GOALS have been reached:

1.        We’ve published 2 Walden-CAN Newsletters- thanks to the support of the City

2.        Our Walden-CAN Website is under construction & will soon be ready to use

www.Walden-CAN.com

3.        Our HSTF has gathered information, shared monthly reports with the public & made 5 Recommendations to Walden-CAN

4.        Garden Plots have been re-established at the Anderson Farm- thanks to an effective Sub-Committee of our Environmental Committee

Some GOALS will take longer to achieve:

1.          Our Heritage Committee – which started in April- is ¼ way through it’s Time-Line towards developing Recommendations re- the Anderson Farm

2.         Our Ski Hill Committee –enthusiastically supported by the community- has set Dec.1/06 as their GOAL for Skiing at Lively Ski Hill! This is a TEAM effort: Walden-CAN + community volunteers+ City Staff + Politicians

Some GOALS are taking longer to get started:

1.      Youth Services: recommendations have been submitted re- setting up a Task Force in Sept./06- a GAP analysis & Recommendations to W-CAN

2.      Community Directory: Goals, Objectives, suggested Content & Layout have been prepared; printing quotes /costs are being collected; Contact Lists are being merged/updated; BUT our Proposal re- Partnership with Cambrian College Placement Students + Walden Day Care + Walden-CAN failed with Community College Strike- Project is still a work in progress

* Special thanks to Don MacDonald, City Editor of the Sudbury Star for offering us the opportunity to have a monthly Walden-CAN Column on the Walden Page & thanks to Channel 10 for attending our Walden-CAN Meetings. And thanks to Linda Salach & Meadowbrook Retirement Village for providing us with meeting space- we really appreciate your support.

We would like to congratulate everyone! Thanks to the creativity, energy, skills & sheer hard work of our community volunteers-much has been accomplished in 6 months! Much has been learned! And many new volunteers have been recruited to work with Walden-CAN.

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As most of you know The Walden Community Garden is up and running. It is located on the south side of the farmhouse at the Anderson Farm Museum. It is open to all individuals and groups residing in the Walden community. The garden is made up of 12 plots; each plot is approximately 100 square feet. They are assigned to individuals or groups for a fee of $25 per year. This is an organic garden! No artificial fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides are permitted for use to ensure a safe environment for garden members to grow their food.

I am happy to announce that all 12 plots are assigned! Our members represent the many different groups in the Walden community. We have seniors, young families, and even the Walden Day Care is participating.

This garden took a lot of work to become operational for this year and I would like to take a minute to thank some people;

First I would like to thank the Walden-CAN group, in particular the other members of the Environmental Committee for their continued support.

Thank-you to Jim at the AFM who has been a valuable resource to us.

I would also like to thank Marte personally. He has been a tremendous help in all aspects of getting the garden up and running

Also I would like to thank Ron Henderson, Claire Zuliani, and the other members of the Library and Museum board for allowing us the use of the land at the AFM, and the chance to have a community garden there.

Thank-you to Bill Gagnon and Doug Santalla for donating their time and equipment and coming out with their tractor and tiller and doing a wonderful job tilling the site.

Thank-you to Pinehill lumber who has donated the lumber needed to stake the plots at the garden.

Thank-you to INCO for donated two 500lbs bails of straw to our garden group.

Also thank you to Gardens By Collette and Santala's Black Loam for donating a load of topsoil.

The garden would not be running if it wasn’t for the community partnerships that we have already formed and will continue to form in the future.

The garden group is still in need of gently used garden tools such as, shovels, hoes, forks, and rakes. If you would like to donate to the group please contact me, Gwen has all my contact information. Also a waiting list is being started for garden space next season, anyone interested in joining the Walden Community Garden please let me know

 Mid Year Walden CAN Newsletter –Report June 2006
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The approach of the newsletter has been to convey the work the Walden CAN and its sub-committees are doing, to the citizens of Walden. It was also decided to make the newsletter a source for activities happening in Walden. In our June issue we also included news bulletins from the City of Greater Sudbury.

The cost of running the newsletter have been minimized to date due to the fact the city, thanks to Karen Makela, have printed our first two issues for free. Postage for the June issue was provided by Councilor Gainer.

We continue to look for long term sponsors of the newsletter.

Our first year goal is to issue a newsletter every three months, with a long term goal of a monthly newsletter. We will re-evaluate this after the launch of the web site.

Another long term goal is to make the newsletter available primarily by e-mail and on the website with limited numbers of it available in hard copy at the seven sites throughout Walden. This messaging should start in the Fall (September) newsletter and the Winter (December) newsletter with implementation starting in March 2007.

The newsletter is mailed to all Walden residents and businesses. A total of 4400 are issued each time.

Laurie and Stephen

Walden – CAN 
Ski Hill Sub-committee
Six-month Report

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The Walden Ski Hill Sub-committee was underway following an information meeting in March 2006 for any interested community members.

Councilor Kett, Chris Gore and Karen Makela of the City informed the attendants of that meeting that funds had been set aside to assist with the opening of the ski hill. It was obvious at the meeting that many individuals were interested and hopeful that the ski hill would be open and they agreed to sit on the Sub-committee.

The Sub-committee has since had three meetings. The goals identified by the Sub-Committee were:

1. Open the ski hill December 1, 2006.
2. Identify any necessary modifications, upgrades, and repairs.
3. Establish a fundraising plan if required.
4. Establish a combined city/community-run model for operation of the ski hill.To date:
 An inspection of the ski lift has been completed and we are awaiting the results of the report.

 A plan is in place to approach City staff to discuss the results of the inspection report, determine the costs involved, and define the roles of the City and the Sub-committee/community. We hope to be able to present a resolution to City council before the summer break.

 The Ski Hill Sub-committee was highlighted in the Sudbury Star in the Walden-Can column as well as a separate article.

 Community members continue to support the efforts of the Sub-committee.

The Sub-committee, through on-going communication and assistance from, notably, Chris Gore, City of Greater Sudbury and Richard Bois, Walden-CAN, maintains that the operation of the Walden Ski Hill for the 2006-2007 season is a very real possibility.

Respectfully submitted, Barb Maki and Ron Carscadden

June 13/06 Walden-CAN Heritage Committee Report: Chair- Marte Holouka 
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The Walden-CAN Heritage Committee started meeting bi-weekly, in late April/06- at various locations throughout the former Town of Walden.

At our Inaugural Meeting, Ron Henderson, Director of Leisure Services- accompanied by Claire Zuliani- gave us the broad outline of where our Heritage Review fit into the sequence of events, that would assist in planning the future of the Anderson Farm.

At the second Meeting, Mark Simeoni, Senior Planner for the City of Greater Sudbury, narrowed our focus to the components of the Official Plan- dealing with how our work will fit into the scope of the new VISION and Direction outlined in the document.

Anita Brunet-Lamarche, Consultant from the Ministry of Culture, spoke at our 3rd meeting- discussing the merits of existing governing structures, that might be adopted: Historical Societies, Friends of the Museum and Advisory Boards- to aid in creating a bridge between the Community Stakeholders and the Staff & Council of the City.

To better appreciate the nature and complexity of the work required at the Anderson Farm, the committee completed an extensive tour of the site, with the aid of the Curator for the Heritage Museums of Sudbury. These observations will be used at our next meeting- to establish: Short, Medium & Long-Term Recommendations for the Site.

The Heritage Committee is approximately one quarter of the way through its work and will complete the Review- with accompanying Recommendations for presentation & consideration by the public- in late August, at a Public Meeting. At this Meeting, individuals, Groups & Heritage Stakeholders from Walden, will be asked for their reaction to and suggestions for Heritage Activities and the Use of the Anderson Farm.

From the input at this Meeting and coupled with revisions to our recommendations, the Final Report will be drafted for submission to the Walden-Community Action Network.

Suggestions from Residents @ June 13/06, Walden-CAN 7:30pm Meeting

  • Submitted in writing @ the Meeting & brought up during New Business
  1. Issues that Require Immediate Attention:

 

1.      Improve the Entrance/corridor to Lively: Maintenance flower beds/grass cutting/care of trees/removal trash re- Main St & Business Section of Lively: Who is responsible? Hwy Dept? City? Sorry looking- used to be maintained.

2.      Bus Service scheduling changes needed to provide DIRECT SERVICE to South End & Hospitals: expand routes

3.       Lobby for improved/expanded Handi-Transit Bus Services: re- acute/immediate needs VS 2 Week Booking; Evening Services

4.       Whitefish Cemetery ‘Clean-up Area’ needs immediate attention; roadway/path to water is blocked by pile of earth; water is filthy & filled with mosquitoes; have to clean your hands after using the water; not looked after like other Cemeteries- Bob Couley (866-2653)

5.       Find out what happened to 5% designation for Playgrounds in our Subdivisions: Why not done as promised? Why replaced by road in expansion of subdivision in Neimi area?

6.      Bike Paths/Routes: It would save on gas; be healthier for public; need safe Bike Paths /designated Bike Routes          Paul Laplante (692-9322)

7.      Need better access to City Information: Getting to information

8.       Improve Communication in the Community: Target specific Groups/ ages

9.       Request Annual Budget for CAN:@ Solutions Team presentations & by other means

BIssues for Walden-CAN to Address in September:

1.      Start early re- advocating for better snow removal policy along roads in

Lively: Wider clearance of snow- not just center with snow banks on sides of pavement; sides remain frozen/covered-centre thaws & heaves & cracks & breaks along side * 4th Ave.; Which costs less? Wider plowing? Road repairs?   Paul Laplante (692-9322)

2.       Safety Issues in Walden: a. Entrance to Meatbird Lake- very poorly planned

b. Entrance from HWY 144 to Lively- poor entrance/no lighting

3.       Raise concerns re- noise from By-Pass across from Neimi Rd:Supposed to have planted trees as a Noise Barrier; What happened to the File with all details/correspondence?   Ed Riddoch(692-5033)

4.       Improve the locations /set-up re- Skateboard Area for youth: Poor location; Poorly constructed; Not much there for a Community of our size;$5 –10,000 could build a much better one    * Ed Riddoch- has details re- one he saw recently in Madoc, Population 1,300 ,now listed in Canadian Skatepark List ( 1-705-632-1168) see in The Canadian Skatepark Guide,2006, on page 46,47

5.      Be sure to have Input into Proposed 4 Lane HWY Construction-Long Lake to HWY 55 By-Pass: Only to have 2 Interchanges- at Long lake rd. & HWY 55 Interchange; What is impact re- Fielding Park? Access to other subdivisions along corridor? Where do the people fit into the impact study? Safety issues re- Fire, Ambulance, Police Services access across 4 Lane By-Pass? Etc        * Ed Riddoch

6.      Bike Paths/Routes in Walden/Sudbury:  Paul Laplante (692-9322)

7.      Re-name Streets in Lively- Main St.

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C. Suggestions for Walden-CAN Committees to tackle in the Fall? Next year?

 

1.      Environmental Issues: a. Earth Day Activities- education in the schools

b. Improve aesthetics of Town c. Ensure 5% Playground designation is implemented c. Bike Paths/Routes healthier for the environment

2.      Address concerns re- Noise pollution from By-Pass & new Proposed 4 Lane Construction: Tree planting? Other Noise barriers?

3.      Address the right of People to property/life-style in Impact Study/acquisition of lands: Marte

4.      Youth Services Topics to Investigate: Skateboard Park, Playgrounds in Subdivisions, Location/improvements for Youth For Youth

5.      Improved Handi-Transit Services: What can we do re- ‘Immediate/acute needs VS 2 Week Bookings’ and Evening services?

 

D. Suggestions submitted at Sept.12 /06 7:30pm Walden-CAN Meeting:

1.      The Railway Crossing at Santala Road and Old Soo Road:

Problems re- Sight Lines for vehicles traveling south hindered by years of neglect.

2.       12th Ave. Water Tower is a disgrace! RUST! Needs painting

3.       Who is responsible for weeds between Esso Station and Royal Bank Mall?

4.       Letter to Sudbury Star, Sept.4/06 -regarding the under use of Nurse Practitioners: 40 ‘Vacant’ Nurse Practitioner positions allocated to remote under serviced areas in 2003 remain vacant. 

FYI

1..   The Walden- CAN HSTF has already investigated the Role & use of Nurse

Practitioners and reallocation of ‘Vacant’ NP position

 –with City & MOHLTC & reported to Walden-CAN :

a. Check out Health Services BLOG www.walden-can.com  & see Reports in

    Binders @ 6 Sites in Walden

            b. There is a MOH Shared Care Pilot Site Initiative re- 6 Sites-awaiting Applications

   from Fee For Service Family Physician Centres now. The Deadline for Applications

   is September 30/06.

 

2.   The List of Issues from June 13 Walden-CAN Meeting:

a.       Were submitted at the June Solutions Team Meeting at Tom Davies Arena – by Co-Chairs

b.      They can be seen included in the Report from Lively Meeting available at Citizen Centre

3. There is a Public Meeting re- SW By-Pass Four-Laning Project:

    1. Oct.3, 4pm at the Countryside Arena 
    2. Details at  www.sudburyswbypass.ca
    3. See Walden-CAN website www.walden-can.com for our page re- this project

 The Issues raised will be examined by Walden-CAN Steering Committee asap

 Together WE CAN make a difference in Walden!

 Richard Bois, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN

   Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN 

 

 
November 13, 2015

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  1. CAN MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 10, 2006

  2. CAN MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 7TH,2006

  3. CAN MEETING MARCH 21,2006

  4. CAN MEETING MINUTES APRIL 18TH,2006

  5. MAY 16/06 MINUTES WALDEN-CAN STEERING COMMITTEE,

  6. 6 MONTH WALDEN-CAN REPORT FROM CO-CHAIRS- JUNE 13/06

  7. WALDEN COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE

  8. MID YEAR WALDEN CAN NEWSLETTER –REPORT JUNE 2006

  9. WALDEN – CAN SKI HILL SUB-COMMITTEE SIX-MONTH REPORT

  10. JUNE 13/06 WALDEN-CAN HERITAGE COMMITTEE REPORT: CHAIR- MARTE HOLOUKA

  11. CAN MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 10 2006

  12. CAN MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 14 2006

  13. WALDEN-CAN CO-CHAIRS REPORT RE: 2006 (PDF)

  14. WHAT IS COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK (CAN)? (PDF)

  15. CAN MEETING MINUTES DEC. 6, 2006 (PDF

  16. ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTRE TASK FORCE WORK PLAN (PDF)

  17. ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTRE TASK REPORT (PDF)

  18. CAN MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 9,2007 (PDF)

  19. CAN MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13,2007 (PDF)

  20. A.F.M.& C.C. TASK FORCE REPORT (

  21. LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR LDSS FOOTBALL TEAM

  22. NOTES RE: JAN 22 WARD 2 PUBLIC INPUT BUDGET MEETING,(PDF)

  23. REPORT FROM JACQUES BARBEAU

  24. CAN MEETING MINUTES MARCH 20, 2007 (PDF)

  25. CAN MEETING MINUTES APRIL 17TH,2007 (PDF0

  26. CGS PRIORITIES MEETING MINUTES MAY 2ND 2007

  27. AFMSC REPORT TO WALDEN CAN MAY 8TH 2007

  28. CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES JUNE 12TH 2007

  29. UPDATE ON THE CITIZENS IN PATROL PROGRAM

  30. MINUTES SEPT 18 W-CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING

  31. MINUTES OCT 11 W-CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING

  32. MINUTES OCT 11 PUBLIC MEETING

  33. REQUEST FOR ACTION CHART

  34. COUNCILOR'S OCT 11 UPDATE

  35. CO-CHAIR'S NOV 8 UPDATE RE ARC-SUDBURY WEST

  36. COUNCILOR'S N0V 8 UPDATE

  37. CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES DEC 13 2007

  38. YEAR TWO FOR WALDEN CAN

  39. COUNCILLOR'S REPORT JAN 24TH 2008 W-CAN AGM

  40. NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE REPORT JAN 08

  41. WEBSITE COMMITTEE REPORT JAN 08

  42. USAGE STATISTICS GRAPH W-CAN WEBSITE

  43. MEMBERS OF WALDEN CAN EXECUTIVE JAN 08

  44. MINUTES WALDEN CAN EXECUTIVE  JAN 24 08

  45. MINUTES WALDEN CAN AGM JAN 24 08

  46. MINUTES WALDEN CAN FEBRUARY 2008

  47. MINUTES WALDEN CAN APRIL 2008

  48. MINUTES WALDEN CAN JUNE 2008

  49. MINUTES WALDEN CAN JAN 2009

  50. WALDEN CAN EXECUTIVE MEETING JAN 2009

  51. MINUTES OF JAN 15 COMMUNITY CONFERENCE MEETING

  52. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNITY CONF PLANNING COMMITTEE JAN 21/09

  53. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNITY CONF PLANNING COMMITTEE JAN 27/09

  54. WALDEN CAN SPECIAL MEETING FEB 5 2009

  55. NEWSLETTER REPORT – FEBRUARY 19, 2009

  56. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR’S REPORT FOR 2008

  57. WALDEN-CAN COMMUNITY CONF PLANNING COMMITTEE FEB 5 09

  58. WALDEN CAN COVER PAGE-CVT.PDF

  59. MINUTES FEB 17 W CAN COMM CONF

  60. WALDEN CAN PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL 2009

  61. APPENDIX

  62.  

 

 

CAN Meeting Minutes January 10, 2006 
Walden CAN Steering Committee Minutes
January 10, 2006
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Present: Richard Bois (interim Chair), Gwen Doyle (interim Co-Chair), Neeltje Van Roon, Mary-Lou Coffey, Rene Trottier, Glen Miller, Ralph Shore, Laurie Brownlee, Karen Makela, Community Development Co-ordinator Councillors: Eldon Gainer and Terry Kett, Regrets: Stephen Butcher

1. Meeting called to order 7:05

2. Conflict of interest - declaration of conflict to be included on future agendas. No conflicts declared January 10, 2006.

3. Additions to agenda: Report on police services in Walden

4. Review of Minutes of December 6, 2005 (emailed Dec. 10/05) All meeting Minutes will be distributed in advance of the next meeting. Committee members are asked to review the Minutes prior to the next meeting in order to address any concerns. Moved by Rene, second by Neeltje that the Minutes of December 6, 2005 be accepted. Carried.

5. Business arising from Minutes: none.

6. Report from Health Services Task Force (emailed Jan. 8/06)

Chair Richard Bois asked Councillor Kett to update us regarding what is happening at the City level with respect to the Lively Medical Centre and Family Health Teams since his last update at the November 29, 2005 meeting.

The City has received another letter from Dr. Koop, reiterating the medical centre’s request for $10,000 per year of recruitment and retention money from the City. The doctors are not interested in the City of Lakes FHTs. They are requesting that the City invest dollars in the Lively Clinic building.

Councillor Kett has spoken with Catherine Matheson, General Manager of Community Development, that the request will go to council for approval of the $10,000. Councillor Kett informed the committee that he had received a call from a young doctor in London, who is graduating in Family medicine in the spring, and is interested in relocating to Walden.

This doctor proposes practicing on a fee for service schedule, and would locate in the old city hall building. He would like to set up ancillary services as soon as possible (nurse practitioner), then recruit for more family doctors. The City would provide a one time grant for set up.

When asked, Councilor Kett advised that a doctor setting up in the old city hall building would not eliminate the opportunity for a City of Lakes FHT to be set up in another municipal building.

The proposal by the doctor in London will be discussed at a future Health Services Task Force meeting (next HSTF meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 12).

7. Brief Updates

(a) Lively Ski Hill

Councillor Kett advised that the 2006 budget, capital reserves, has money set aside for upgrade of the ski hill.

We have 2 people in Lively (Ivan ? and Chris ?) who are very enthusiastic to get the ski hill open again. This year, the lights are on. Councillors Gainer and Kett took all remaining money in this year’s budget in community money and gave it to Lively Ski Hill for capital.

They have asked council for $25,000 more during the budget process, and received approval. Council supports reopening the ski hill.

There is now $30,000 from 2005 and $25,000 from 2006 budgets.

Councillor Kett spoke with Real Carre, Director of Leisure, Community and Volunteer Services - he is agreeable to setting up a reserve fund, Mr. Carre advises $190,000 is needed to reopen the hill but that includes chalet.

Chair Bois asked if there was a report on current deficiencies at the hill. Karen Makela advised that, although she haven’t seen anything current, there has been a major amount of vandalism done to the tow.

Councillor Gainer advised that when the hill stopped operating, there was nothing that was deficient, though there has been major damage since then. There were no outstanding orders at the time the hill closed (2001). Insurance is not an issue of concern. With council’s support, there is no reason why the hill couldn’t be open fall of 2006.

Chair Bois stated that we have to give the Ski Hill Task Force realistic items to deal with, so that they know what they have to identify to lobby council for support, for consideration in the 2007 budget.

The Task Force will have to have something prepared by September for submission to council. A presentation isn’t necessary.

Councillors Gainer and Kett advised that the Task Force should liaise with them to get the Task Force in front of council. They also suggested that the Task Force look at what type of models have already been developed, (e.g. Dow Pool) and cautioned they not make promises they can’t keep.

If the Task Force considers committing to some fund-raising, it should be for something specific but they shouldn’t commit to fund-raising for the operating budget. The Task Force should offer to get the hill up and running, then hand off to CGS to operate.

Chair Bois offered to speak with Karen Makela to see what has worked/not worked with council in the past, after which the Steering Committee’s role would become one of advocates.

(b) Walden Day Care

Mary-Lou Coffey reported that the day care was into its 3rd year of not paying taxes. The day care had tried a number of avenues in the past, without any success.

Another day care had taken the tax issue to the highest level they could but lost. Mary-Lou advised that the bank was leaning on the day care to pay its taxes.

Councillor Kett had suggested to putting forward a motion to council, but there was no point doing this if you couldn’t fill council chambers with supporters.

Mary-Lou had circulated media kits, including letters of support, a fact sheet, photos, media release, etc. Mary-Lou acknowledged Gwen Doyle’s huge help in preparing the media kit. 4 buses were arranged to get people to the council meeting. Letters to families of day care participants helped fire people’s interest.

Council was persuaded to take care of the arrears, and they have committed to come up with a plan in 2006 to deal with taxes on a go forward basis.

Mary-Lou acknowledged that this would not have happened without the motion from Councillor Kett.

Councillor Kett advised that the payment will be co-ordinated through the City, that Walden Day Care will not actually receive a cheque.

8. (a) Request for Action: New City Winter Control Policy

Neeltje Van Roon advised that there was a serious problem with snow removal in the Penage Road area. During the snow storm in December, school buses could not pick up children, seniors were having difficulty getting out of their homes and there could have been serious consequences getting ambulances through. Snowplowing in the Penage area is terrible - service is going down while taxes are going up.

Councillor Gainer advised that the new snowplow policy was not in effect in December. The old winter control policy required 50 trucks (at $100 per day) on site and were on the road within 1 hour.

The drivers went out until the job was finished and hundreds of thousands of dollars was spent in overtime costs.

Legislation has changed this year that restricts drivers from working more than 13 hours in a day, 60 hours in a week. A decision was reached by council to put drivers on 3 8-hour shifts to provide around the clock coverage.

While enough employees are being recruited and trained to provide this service, drivers have been obtained from a temporary personnel agency. These temporary employees are using new equipment and learning new routes.

There has been only one snow storm since the new policy Council has been assured that the service will get better.

Councillors Kett and Gainer advised that they had been inundated with phone calls and emails complaining about the level of service.

They had never received such a resounding negative response at any other time in their careers as councillors. However, the City had engaged a consulting firm to review the winter control process and council is comfortable that the service will eventually be as good as it was pre-amalgamation.

(b) Report for Update regarding Police Services in Walden

Councillor Gainer advised that the present situation has not changed.

Our local detachment has volunteers and is a change area, and that officers start and end shifts in the building (mall). There are 10 officers who report daily to the Walden site and there was a Sergeant-in-Charge up until a few weeks ago.

The only change now is that the Sergeant has been reassigned because it didn’t make sense to have him in Walden to look after, essentially, 2 officers on shift.

The Sergeant now looks after Rayside and Walden.

On afternoon shift and night shift, the police services collective bargaining agreement requires that there be 2 officers in a cruiser.

Often cars are coming from Rayside so it looks like our cars aren’t being manned.

 Besides cruisers, there are other police vehicles in the community, often with a single officer in it. Walden has a very safe community relative to other communities in CGS. There may be changes in the future, i.e. cars and officers may be deployed from LEL Centre.

Gwen Doyle commented that it is very important that police cruisers are seen throughout Walden, as a deterrent to vandals, etc. That’s why police patrol streets, roads and parks, so cruisers can be seen.

Councillor Gainer assured the committee that we will not lose our police presence in Walden.

Between 4-7 in the evening, there are usually 70 calls in line, the majority of which come from the city core.

The Community Response Unit has expanded to include Copper Cliff & Walden as part of their responsibility. Community Response Teams help streamline matters for attention by the police. Councillor Gainer suggested we could ask the police officer working with Copper Cliff- CAN to attend at least one of our meetings.

Action item: Karen Makela will contact Derrick Rose (CSU- Copper Cliff contact) and invite him to attend one of our meetings.

9. Size and composition of Walden CAN Committee

Gwen Doyle distributed a chart of profiles of the Walden CAN committee members showing the skills, background and areas of interest listed in 27 sectors.

The intent was that this chart could be used as a resource by the committee. A discussion ensued regarding the possibility of increasing the members of the Steering Committee and a decision was reached to not increase steering committee numbers at this time.

The Committee will recruit other community members to assist on committees/task forces.

The meeting took a break to have a photo taken of the committee for media use.

10. Strategic Visioning Session Report

(a) General themes were identified in the report:

Chair Bois stated that there is a need for a comprehensive inventory in order to set priorities. One thing that is important - knowing where we are and where we’re going. Walden spent a lot of resources on planning - where do those sit today and do we have recommendations around these plans?

Gwen Doyle stated that the Walden CAN needs an effective communication strategy. Laurie Brownlee attended the Strategic Visioning Session and expressed interest in helping develop this strategy. She has already prepared a draft.

Laurie Brownlee reviewed the draft policy she had been developed - see attached copy.

(b) Setting priorities:

Chair Bois summarized some of the priorities identified: one major concern was a safe community - task force to touch base with protection services. Second - environmental concerns - clear cutting, zoning, International Nickel’s plans for Worthington. Third - ski hill. Fourth - youth services, look at the issue from a holistic view, not just the development of a youth centre. Fifth - needs assessments survey, including consulting with community, then do a GAP analysis. Laurie is compiling a list of community groups - the committee could contact a representative from each group to attend a forum. Protection of the heritage of Walden, in particular Anderson Farm - can be done as a partnership between CAN and the heritage board.

We need to engage/question the community and request their feedback.

Volunteers were identified to start networking and provide an update at the next meeting on their progress:

  • Communications - Laurie, Gwen

  • Environmental - Kelsey, Richard

  • Ski hill - Kelsey, Ivan, Chris

  • Youth Services - Glen

  • Needs assessment - Richard, Laurie

  • School viability - Rene

  • Heritage - Marte

  • Safety & Security - Richard

11. Media Kit

Gwen Doyle distributed a media kit that she and Chair Bois had prepared, including a list of the Walden CAN committee members, a fact sheet and media release. The kit will accompany the photo taken earlier in the evening. The kit will be hand delivered to local media to introduce the Walden CAN and begin the process of communicating with the citizens of Walden and Sudbury, as well as with various levels of government and the media. Gwen requested that any suggestions/amendments to the kit be provided to her or Richard before Friday (the 13th), after which the kit will be delivered to the media.

Meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

Next meeting, Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.

WALDEN CAN MEETING Tuesday February 7, 2006

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Present: Ralph Shore, Mary Lou Coffey, Gwen Doyle , Rene Trottier, Marte Holouka, Glen Miller, Richard Bois, Stephen Butcher, Karen Makela, Laurie Brownlee, Dan Zuliani, Derek Rose
14 Community Members

Welcome and Introduction of the Committee by Richard Bois, Co-chair

Background on the development and history of the Walden Community Action Network

Review and motion to accept the minutes : -m/s Glen Miller / Ralph Shore - carried

Business Arising:

Question on the letter to the Whitefish Reserve - letter has been sent, no response has been received.

Winter Control - the City has since changed their policy let our elected officials know that there was a problem, problems were addressed.

-Reports:

-Task Force - template was distributed to identify a short term work plan.
-Long term Committee - need guidelines
-Careful on media talking and what goes out
-Initial terms of reference will be done for each committee so that work can be planned
-thanks from Marte and group for the work done by Richard and Laurie
-Laurie to provide a document of time value for volunteers

Health Services:
-Report reviewed by Gwen
-group is trying to get informed
Suggestions:
-what role can the Committee play ?
-market better - remove barriers
-make sure we are being positioned within the City

Communication:
-have a good line on getting a placement students from Cambrian
-website on My.Sudbury.Ca free for non-profits
-need more people on the Committee
-logo and branding part of the work plan
-find out what ownership we have on the Walden Naturally
-M / S Carried : to go ahead in the placement - thanks to the Walden Day Care for managing this placement.
Youth Services:
-inventory of resources available 
-info to be gathered from the High School, Police, Groups
-where are the empty spots, gaps in service.
-potential activities - what is desired/needed

Healthy Communities Cabinet - local resident is on the Committee - Lynn O’Farrell

Heritage Resources:
-Marte is currently working on establishing a sub committee - What do they want to do in the Heritage resources in Walden
-40 people have been contacted 
-City plan does not mention Heritage Museum or Libraries
-public meeting to be held for input into the official plan
-need data base list

Environmental:
-strip mine is gone in Worthington
-Beaver Lake had a meeting with INCO (rep Cory McPhee-Public Affairs)

Police Services:
-issue at the Senior’s Centre with youth hanging out 
- 10 police officers are in the Community Response Unit - deal with ongoing issues
-have all units available at their disposal
-can assist in stats
-10 officers assigned to Walden (2 per shift sometimes 4)
- Police chief to be asked to attend a future meeting.

Task Force to be established: 
-establish an ongoing committee to look at safety and security - talk to fire, ambulance and police
-Derek/Dan - carry the message, register a concern and report back
-communication needs to be improved
-Town held meeting - state of policing in the community

Issues:
-Environment
-Community Gardens
-Parent Support Groups
-Tourism
-Bulletin Board at the Library - Marte to talk to Ron
-Binders at the school

Operating Account - has been established with two out of three signing authorities.

Next Meeting is March 21, 2006 at 7:00 P.M.- Walden Community Centre

Minutes of Walden-CAN, Tuesday, March 21/06  - T. M. Davies Community Centre

Present: Richard Bois, Laurie Brownlee, Mary-Lou Coffey, Gwen Doyle, Marte Holouka, Kelsey Scarfone, Rene Trottier, Neeltje Van Roon Constables Dan Zuliani & Derek Rose, Councilor Terry Kett, Karen Makela, Community Development Coordinator

Absent: Stephen Butcher, Glen Miller, Ralph Shore

Members of the community

Part I:

  1. Co-Chair, Richard Bois calls the Meeting to order at 7:00pm

  2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest…none

  3. Introductory comments by Richard re- Guest - Chief Ian Davidson: …in response to concerns expressed by residents of Walden re- need for more officers, the move to Lionel LaLonde Centre & continued use of Storefront/deterrent factor, the Walden-CAN asked Constable Dan Zuliani to contact Chief Davidson re- attending on of our meetings

Chief Ian Davidson…                                                     See Report 
The Status of Police Services in Walden + Question & Answer Period

Brief Break

Interviews with MCTV & Channel 10 News

Part II:  Walden-CAN Steering Committee Business

No amendments to the Agenda

Previously distributed Minutes, Walden-CAB Feb. 7 Meeting

Review & motion to accept minutes- m/s Neeltje Van Roon /Marte Holouka    Carried 
No business arising from Minutes

Treasurer’s Report: Rene Trottier

Opened account at Credit Union & deposited $3,000 cheque from City Balance as of March 22/06: $2,908.34 Still to come: bill from City re: postage for 4,390 newsletters: approx. $475.00

Review & motion to accept – m/s Rene Trottier / Laurie Brownlee                 Carried

 Brief Committee/Task Force Reports:

a. The Lively Ski Hill Committee re- March 9 Meeting:                               Barb Maki

Speaking on behalf of her brother, Ron Carscadden (out of Town)Excellent Meeting on March 9/06; very positive response by over 30 participants Councilor Terry Kett, Karen Makela & Chris Gore answered questions City very much in support of re-opening the Lively Ski Hill Many ideas were shared; people put their names on a list re- Sub-Committee. Inspection of the Tow/hoist has been planned; Gary Foy will be at the inspection process. At the next meeting will set up Goals/action plans/follow-up re- hoist inspection. Ultimate Goal is to have Ski Hill open for next year’s ski season.

Environmental Issues Committee 
re- March 1 Meeting
Neeltje Van Roon Speaking on behalf of Ralph Shore (out of country)See March 1 Report

This was initial meeting: Ralph, Neeltje, Aaron Dent, Amanda & Grant Turcotte and Paul Sajatovic- Nickel District Conservation Authority/resident Walden

Looking at resource information/ resource people; looking for volunteers

Investigating Garden Plots @ Anderson Farm; environmental damage of plastic grocery bags; wide-spread use of pesticides

Meetings 1st Monday of month

      c. Agenda Amendment…Logo & Slogan Entries:

Mary-Lou Coffey reported that we had finally received several Logo & Slogan Contest Entries.
Kelsey Scarfone –with help from her Aunt- has submitted 5 entries.

Kelsey showed her 5 designs – using the slogan ‘Walden CAN’; very colorful, eye-catching designs; each quite different

Noted that Contest Deadline has been extended to March 31/06

Heritage Resources ‘ Working’ Committee:                                           Marte Holouka

  • In the Formative Stage; info coming in bits & pieces; gathering documents Contacting all organizations- from the past- citizens of Town- young & old- to get involved
  • Articles in Sudbury Star has had effect; people are contacting him
  • Difficult time recruiting young people @ Lively DSS; Student Council not interested
  • Walden Art Club is on board; want to reach Walden Association of Fines Arts too
  • Need contact re- Kinsmen; always supportive & involved with activities @ Anderson Farm
  • Sudbury Weavers & Spinners contacted him; used to provide demonstrations for Class Visits; want to get involved again to show traditional skills
  • Windmill Theatre on board
  • Walden-CAN Environmental Committee interested in having Garden Plots @ Farm again
  • Penage RD WI & Waters WI want to be involved in process 17 people on board; doing background work; finding all the Plans & Promises
  • City Staff is preparing a Presentation for our 1st full meeting of the Heritage Resources Committee; Claire Zuliani & Ron Henderson-Resource Personal from Leisure Services & Museums will make a power-point presentation on where we’re coming from & where you’re going to; April 26 at Kinsmen Hall
  • Ron Henderson has very specific questions re- heritage, museums etc re- whole City of Greater Sudbury & how we fit into the future Plan
  • One group will study all previous Reports; one group will study Gov’t documents etc
  • We still have gaps …where is historical information? Minutes? Reports? Archives?
  • Will be another article re- our mandate in Northern Life, watch for it

Health Services Task Force Reports:
Gwen Doyle

See  HSTF Report re- Feb. 9 ‘Information-Gathering’ Meeting with:

  • Ray Hunt, MOHLTC, Mgr. North * Family Health Team
  • John Roininen, MOHLTC, Coord.- Family Health Team
  • Catherine Matheson, General Mgr. Community development, City of Greater Sudbury
  • Kim Rossi, Coord. Senior Services, City of Greater Sudbury

See HSTF Report re- Feb.28 ‘Information-Gathering Meeting’ with:

  • Dr. Chris McKibbon, Chief of Staff SRH, Lead Physician- City of Lakes-FHT

Next Meeting to determine Stage II- analysis & recommendations for actions- short-term & long-term – to Walden-CAN


Newsletter Committee Report:
Laurie Brownlee, Stephen Butcher absent

  • 4,390 copies printed by the City – one time only – Walden-CAN pays for postage
  • Extra copies were printed up for the 7 Walden-CAN SITES throughout Walden
  • Copies also emailed to Walden Contact List
  • Hope to include copies in Walden Information Package to be used as part of Physician Recruitment Promotional Materials used by the City recruiting Family Physicians
  • Need more volunteer help re- Newsletter; hope this will lead to a Community Newspaper
  • Working on Community Directory to use re- economic development/business & business community & marketing of all Walden can offer: services/programs/recreational activities

  Youth Services Report:  submitted by Glen Miller                             Richard Bois

Glen was unable to attend, Richard Bois presented precise                                 See Report

  • In Formative Stage; examining resources/programs available for youth aged 13 -23
  • Work in progress; determining Role youth can play –as part of Walden-CAN
  • Glen is unable to Chair, but will stay involved as much as possible
  •  Next step to meet with interested volunteers: Jennifer MacKinnon, Lynn O’Farrell have expressed interest; establish terms of reference etc    
  • Walden- Can Community Directory:                                                           Gwen Doyle

When Cambrian College went on strike, it meant that our ‘3- Way Partnership Proposal’ of Walden-CAN + Walden Day Care + Cambrian Placement Students- approved @ Feb.7  Walden- CAN mtg was no longer viable; we needed a Plan B re- Directory & website

As a result of several mtgs @ Walden Day Care we have developed suggestions re:

  • Size/format/contents/type of paper/design elements /costs etc          see March 15 Report
  • Sectors to be included- alphabetically- in Directory                           see March 15 Report

Neeltje  :-) is investigating printing costs – 10,000 copies max; 3 quotes Our next step will be recruiting volunteers/students to help us phone businesses/organizations etc re-participation


Walden-CAN Website:
Neeltje Van Roon 

Originally we planning to create a Walden-CAN website as part ofwww.mysudbury.ca

We examined the other CAN sites on www.mysudbury.ca ; we selected the parts from each which we liked & compared them re- quick & easy access; user-friendly qualities; eye-catching/colorful features; use of photos/art; variety of options

None of the www.mysudbury.ca  CAN sites were easy to access, eye-catching or simple to set-up/maintain & not a lot of choice re- format; very dull & very hard to find

Capreol & Minnow Lake CAN sites were more interesting, colourful & user-friendly;but were not using mysudbury.ca software; only a Link on Valley East CAN site

We decided to investigate creating & setting up our own Walden-CAN website: colourful, eye-catching, user-friendly, easy to find on the web, easy to maintain, with features we want: Community Directory, Walden-CAN Actions, Newsletter, Resources, Calendar of Events, Photos/Artwork

March 1 met with web designer, Doug Scott, WebSiteServices.ca        see March 1 Report

We are recommending that we invite Doug Scott to make a presentation to Walden-CAN Steering Committee –showing his websites/suggestions etc – at single-topic meeting

New Business:

Request from Brenda Salo…to invite Fire Department spokesman to speak re- Fire Protection concerns re- Walden West Richard suggested that as part of our series of delegations re- Safety & Security in Walden- We invite Chief Donaldson to address: Fire Protection/Response Times/Plans re- Walden

Identifying costs of 3 Marketing Tools & how to raise monies:

  • Richard & Laurie will look into Grants & other ways of obtaining funds
  • As well as our annual $3,000 from the City

That we set up Website Meeting with Doug Scott & call members asap


Next Walden-CAN monthly meeting April 11/06

   11. 8:45 pm     Motion to adjourn…Laurie Brownlee     

WaMinutes April 18lden-CAN Meeting, 
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Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club, 7pm
Part I: Welcome by Brenda Salo

1. Chair calls Meeting to order

2. Declaration of conflict of interest- none

3. Approval of Agenda: Councilor Kett will give brief Update under Announcements

4. Delegation: Fire Chief Don Donaldson & District Chief Ray St. Jean…‘Fire Protection Services in Walden’: Short & Long Term plans for Walden; Emergency Response Plans for Walden; New Smoke Alarm Legislation; User fees; Open Air Burning By-Law; Fireworks By-Law …Questions & Answers * see Report

5. Announcements:

a. Update from Councilor Kett:

I. Repairs to Roads: Capital Budget is finished- tripled Budget; enthusiastic road repairs planned; probably have hundreds of complaints re- road closures; might have to work at night/leave open during day; Walden has largest allocation- RR#55 resurfacing; Lively,Beaver Lake; extra $200,000 in gravelling; Spanish River Bailey Bridge will need repairs where concrete fell into River- Bridge is fine; No repairs for Penage Rd this year

II. Map of Official Plan- Final Draft: Notice all green squares that have been added; Agricultural Reserve Lands have been re-defined by Ont.- can’t sell land/parcel it off if part of Agricultural Reserve; Brenda Salo & Jack Oatway & community went to Public meetings to protest changes; City Staff listened & worked with Ont. Gov’t to solve problem; now Walden West has been re-zoned & not part of Agricultural Reserve; we need development out here

III. 2.8% Increase in Taxes this year-just below the cost of living; would have been 5.2% but Council got monies from Province- therefore lower taxes; don’t know how much money the province will provide re- next year’s Budget; therefore the City put ½ against the mill rate & ½ in Bonds

IV. Question: “ Concern re- assessment of rural areas on the water seeing increases of 30%, 61.2%- not being assessed fairly by province”Answer: A Corporation- with no knowledge of N. Ont. Situation is making assessments; people must object- to make changes happen; provincial assessment process needs to be fixed; should organize/go to Tribunal & complain

V. Golf For a Cure: Friday, June 16 at Livley 6th Ave. Golf Course; Co-Chair of Event;last year we raised $40,000- ½ money raised in Pledges; contact terry for details

b. Winner of ‘Help Us brand the Walden- CAN’- LOGO & Slogan Contest: Mary Lou Just received another Entry for Contest this afternoon; we’ll examine it during Break & take the final vote & announce Winner in Part II

c. Mayor Dave Courtemanche will be our guest visitor at May 16 Walden-CAN Meeting: 2 choices of sites: Arena & Meadowbrook Retirement Village; Jean Kulmala invited CAN to Penage Rd Community Centre * Decision deferred to later

d. ‘Used Shoes for Foyer Notre Dame- Emergency Shelter’: Kelsey Scarfone outlined project; 2 George Vanier PS students are collecting used shoes, of all kinds-adults & kids- for the Emergency Shelter; drop off used shoes at George Vanier PS; CAN members gave bags of shoes they’d brought to meeting

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e. ‘Volunteer Sudbury- Silent Auction /Dinner’, Thurs. April 20, Centennial Arena- to Kick-off’-Volunteer Week’: Jack Oatway- Past President- mandate is to coordinate volunteer services for all of Sudbury; 2 year Trillium Grant & with help of Councilor Gasparini, office is set up in Pioneer Manor; matching programs with secondary school students; call Volunteer Sudbury to speak to a real person

5 Minute Break

Part II Walden-CAN Steering Committee Business

* Announcement of Winner of Logo & Slogan Contest: Design # 2 by Kelsey Scarfone & her Aunt Tracey; 3 people submitted 7 designs; Walden-CAN voted by email- could see how designs looked on computer + additional submission tonight; no change in vote *

6. Previously distributed Minutes of Walden-CAN

a. March 21/06, Walden-CAN Monthly Meeting- Guest Chief Davidson…any errors? Omissions? Moved to accept: Neeltje Seconded: Laurie Motion carried

b. March 28/06 Special meeting re- ‘Website presentation by Doug Scott’…any errors? Omissions? Moved to accept: Stephen Seconded: Brenda Motion carried

7. Business arising from Minutes none

8. Treasurer’s Report: Rene

  • Feb 13/06 Deposit: Monies from City $3,000.00

  • Revenue: Interest .56

  • Expenses: Share, Credit Union 20.00

  • Dues, Credit Union 5.00

  • Cheques 19.43

  • 7 Binders, for Sites 52.42

  • Total $ 96.84

  • Balance: $2,003.72

• Outstanding expenses:
Website Design/hosting/ Domain Name $1,324.13
Newsletter…no bill yet from City for Postage

Richard: Other monies to come in $4,000.00 from former Walden Business Association; came to Town Council re- funds for Business Fair at Arena; didn’t happen; Town folded/new City; to transfer public funds to CAN; bring monies together; Should ask the City for annual funding for CAN; Laurie is looking into other funding sources

9. Reports & Recommendations For Action:

a. Health Services Task Force: Richard- * see Recommendations for Action

Major issue has been finding information re- health Services; Lively Medical Centre building is being purchased by Dr. Morris, the young Dentist & Dr. Michon, a Family Physician doing After Hours Clinics at LMC + Dr, Koop & Dr. Bayly; hoping it will the anchor for the next stage- a Good News Release!: Our Marketing Package needs to be made( including website); we have to be able to market Walden

b. Report re- Status of Website: Neeltje We’re about to launch our Walden-CAN website; we’ve prepared a Contract to set up ourselves legally- signed; invoices have been sent & signed; Our Web designer is a resident of Walden West; has designed very sophisticated websites including: The Shop & Legend Boats; Biggest reason why we want our own website is to have our own identity; City website is difficult to access & not very user friendly; ours will be attractive & very user –friendly- quick & easy to use; the areas of Walden are stretched out- our website is a method of pulling people together; a voice for them to express their views; it will be interactive- photo gallery/surveys/ calendar of events etc; hyper-links to the other CANs is being requested; it will help sell Walden- give a picture of what we are; other organizations have websites & we can link up with them BUT we must keep it alive and get everybody involved – provide daily events & reasons to check us out!

c. Funding Sources to Explore : re- Newsletter & Community Directory: Richard
There are a variety of funding sources- a work in progress; the $4,000 transfer; working with Laurie re- Grants- very detailed proposal writing; Student Grants for summer students re- Directory; need to find our Legal Status re- City? Liability Ins. Is often needed; Walden Day Care could be a joint partner; much to be done

10. What’s Happening/Planned by Committees…brief comments

a. Heritage Resources Committee: a reminder of Marte’s invitation to CAN committee to join his 17 member committee at their 1st meeting, 7 pm, April 26 at Kinsmen Hall; Presentation from Ron Henderson & Claire Zuliani-present an update of existing Heritage Policies & outline the request from the Museum & Library Board for assistance with heritage planning for Walden & the Anderson farm.

b. Environmental Issues Committee: Ralph -Re-Greening Committee is interested in meeting with committee

c. Lively Ski Hill Committee: Craig Moxam & Ron Carscadden- 15 people on Committee met last week: What is Role?; Issues re- Infrastructure of Hill; Questions to City re- 50/50 model ( Volunteers + City operation); GOAL is Dec. 1st Ski Day at Hill; Filling in the Hill- use fill from Dalron construction site- drive it to top of hill/dump it & volunteers move it down; Lift Inspection still pending- week of May 2 or 5 re- technical safety inspection; Chalet- fix it? Get portables? Re-build it?; Must look at Adenac Model- What did they do? What funding programs re- hiring people to help local volunteers? Groomers/snowmaking equipment to share? Next meeting May 10/06 Question: Do you see yourselves as fundraisers?… City is providing funds- need to confirm how much? Could sell Memberships; run the Chalet? Richard: Details re- Tow/Chalet/Lift etc - a Master Plan is needed- made up by the City Staff; Resolution to be made to the City: Laurie suggested there are Resource Lists which could work to get funds re- feasibility/equipment costs etc

g. Newsletter: Getting quotes re- Printing Costs of next Issue- $732, low $385-$900;
would like to have next Quarterly Issue ready for June; after discussion re timing & possible sponsorships committee recommended we proceed to have deadline end of May- to ensure Spring/Summer Issue: Motion to Proceed : Richard Moved: Neeltje Seconded: Brenda Motion carried

h. Youth Services: Work in progress; will proceed

i. Sudbury Star Column: ‘Soft’ News Articles for Walden-CAN Column, in Thursday Walden Page of Sudbury Star- printed every 4th Week( Walden, Nickel Centre, Rayside Balfour, Walden); 500 – 700 words; story format- with Titles’ Copy submitted to Sudbury Star Monday of the 4th Week; we can also submit photos; continue to send PSA’s & Media Releases as required; Gwen will do next column –May 4 & Laurie & Stephen will prepare May 25 column.

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11. Correspondence Received:

a. April 17/06,Email from Linda Salach, Manager Operations, Meadowbrook re- offer of Free space for Walden-CAN Meetings; suggested Richard & Gwen follow it up 
b. Flyer re- ‘Social Planning Council of Sudbury Conference’, April 25/06
c. Disk re- Final Copy of ‘Official Plan’ from Paul Baskcomb; given to Neeltje
d. Email from Lana Haslam, Water Quality Program Coord. Re- Application for Lake Stewardship Program’; given to Ralph
e. Email from Elin Maki Flora, Lake Steward re- Inviting Jennifer Salo, Nickel District Conservation Authority to Environmental Issues Committee Meeting; Ralph to follow-up
f. Email from Walden Kinsmen re- Offer of Sponsorship for next Newsletter; discussion re- offer/1/2 page AD re- special event / deadline for copy ; Newsletter committee to follow-up

12. New Business: none

13. Next Walden-CAN Monthly Meeting- May 16/06- location to be determined

14. Congratulations to all committees; hard work is bearing fruit; continue with recruitment of volunteers Meeting adjourned

May 16/06 Minutes Walden-CAN Steering Committee,
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6pm, Multi-Use Room, Meadowbrook Retirement Village
Present: Richard, Gwen, Neeltje & Dale, Laurie, Rene, Mary-Lou, Marte- Ron & Craig ( Ski Hill Committee) Absent: Stephen, Glenn, Brenda

1. Call to order 6:10pm
2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest- nil
3. Amendments to Agenda…Minutes/Business Arising & Treasurer’s Report will be in Public Meeting @ 7:30pm
4. Discussion re- Brief reports/Updates;

a. Ski Hill Committee:
Richard’s comments …Lead, Ron Carscadden & Craig have had several meetings since 1st meeting; met with Richard to discuss Role of City re- Ski Hill; Chris Gore & Dave @ City have found Original Plans & Drawings re- Hill; Week of May 23.25 should be Official Inspection of the Hill & equipment etc re- Cost of Repairs; Discussed what strategy should be re- City Note: Ski Hill was not closed by Resolution of Council; Primary reason was cost of Liability Ins; City was not prepared to pay Liability Ins. costs & volunteers could/would not pay them; 2002 Ski Hill was closed & vandalized; Recently some repairs done & opened for sliding & snowboarding; Gary Foy questioned Councilors re- City Commitment; Terry Kett adamant -$100,000 designated- the City is committed; Strategy should be to get all the numbers together re- costs, present figures/Report during the Budget Process to find monies towards opening by Dec./06

Ron’s comments: Part of the issue was lack of Plan; over 40 people attended 1st meeting; many questions re: structure, plan re- getting it re-opened, work required on Chalet, Hill, equipment etc; Operational Issue- role of City & volunteers needs clarification; everything is based on results of the Assessment of towers/lift etc- if costs too high will the City still follow through? Therefore everyone on the Committee agrees that we need a more formal commitment from City- a Resolution from Council asap; W-CAN needs to go to Priorities Committee & ask to make a Presentation to Council- asking where they stand on the issue & ask for commitment – even if the costs are higher than expected. Request to W-CAN from Ski Hill Committee asking for support re- going to City Council for a Resolution of Official Commitment to Re-Open the Lively Ski Hill.
Discussion: Everyone agreed it would be positive step; Go to Priorities Committee 1st(full Council); Could use the same approach as Mary Lou & Walden Day Care; Dec. 1/06 date is possible- if lift is not too bad; Will be having internal assessment re- buildings/electrical etc; Will be using Adenac Approach (use what worked & adapt to our situation);Best left for City Staff to assess/evaluate the Hill; None of volunteers want to volunteer to do things they’re not qualified for; Ski Hill Committees job is to keep momentum going; Need to look at bigger picture too- What other components is the City planning to do in Walden eg moving the skating rink to Ski Hill

etc; need to finalize Operational Agreement; Clarify the Liability Issue; Find our W-CAN’s role + Ski Hill volunteers

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Agreed…that a Draft resolution should be prepared to present to Council asking for Official City Commitment to Re-Open the Lively Ski Hill by Dec.1/06…that Richard & representatives of Ski Hill Committee should meet to prepare the draft…that Richard contacts Priorities Committee re-W-CAN & Ski Hill Committee making a Presentation to Council- asking for Resolution re- Ski Hill.

b. Health Services Task Force: Richard explained th

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