Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Oxford to study significant transportation corridor around Toyota factory

It's a long road in analyzing future of major roads
Making some in-roads in our future transportation needs
By Mark Schadenberg
The only two problems with Oxford County Road 4 is that it bisects Innerkip and the railway tracks get in the way south of Highway 2 (Dundas Street).
I stand corrected.
There are four areas of concern for County Road 4.
Let's not forget about driving through Eastwood to reach Highway 403 via County Road 55.
The other traffic hazard for large trucks is arriving at Parkinson Road (Towerline Road) at a 'T' intersection.
As someone who has lived in Woodstock for most of my 47 years, I think the widening of Oxford County Road 4 to move along the Toyota perimeter was effective and impressive.
The County of Oxford has recently penned a Transportation Master Plan (See link below of extensive AECOM report, which even includes something called 'vehicular volume forecasts'), now is the time to dissect the industrial neighbourhood surrounding Toyota (TMMC). Keep in mind, Toyota selected Woodstock as a destination for a major manufacturing facility due to proximity to Cambridge. Should transport trucks arriving from the Cambridge direction be diverted around Innerkip? The folks living on Blandford Road would not like that summation.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Gazing into a crystal ball for Woodstock's recreational long-term needs

Monteith Brown hired as consultant to analyze city's future for rec facilities
Ball diamonds, swimming pool, free splash pad new arena, gymnasium . . . ?

By Mark Schadenberg
If history is about reviewing the past; you could say creating a Recreational Facility Needs Study is about writing a game plan for the community's future.
As chair of the Woodstock Recreation Advisory Committee (WRAC), I will certainly be attending Woodstock's 'recreational facility needs study' public meeting on Monday, June 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Goff Hall at the community complex on Finkle Street.
The City of Woodstock has hired consultant Monteith Brown (www.mbpc.ca) to collect, verify, tabulate, compile, corroborate, correlate, sift, and draw conclusions (sometimes using graphs and flow charts) to all submissions from executives of user groups (power brokers), citizens at-large, advisory committees (recreation, environment, accessibility, and youth), city staff and city council, but must also interview entities such as the board of health, school boards, and other partnership possibilities such as the YMCA. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Domi and Horvat pace London past Kitchener

Knights win 2-0; lead series 2-0
By Mark Schadenberg
As a graduate of radio broadcasting at Fanshawe College (1987, Yes, I'm that old!), and seven years as a full-time sports reporter / editor at The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, I truly do not often refer to my past life here or elsewhere.
After today's Game 2 between the London Knights and Kitchener Rangers, I posted this story to Canadian Press:

Two late goals lead London to victory
LONDON -- A Max Domi goal 15:24 into the third period Sunday snapped a 0-0 deadlock and sent the London Knights to a 2-0 victory in Game 2 of their Ontario Hockey League Western Conference semifinal with the Kitchener Rangers.
London owns a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven with Game 3 slated for Monday (7 p.m.) in Kitchener.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Five builders combine marketing energy

Move To Ingersoll dot Ca
Advertising Ingersoll as an Oxford County home
By Mark Schadenberg
INGERSOLL – When the 401 was built, I believe then the idea was to use it as a freeway for family trips and the odd shopping adventure to a nearby larger community.
Today, however, the 401 (Macdonald-Cartier Freeway by 1964 essentially connected Windsor to Quebec City) is now a six-lane thoroughfare in southern Ontario jam packed with commuters who -- perhaps – work in Ingersoll at Cami Automotive or Woodstock at Toyota (TMMC) – but reside westward in London or St Thomas, or maybe the other direction in K-W or Cambridge.
Five builders in Ingersoll have a great game plan. Market the town and its new home builders to attract the Cami families to live where they work.
 
You should visit www.movetoingersoll.ca or www.ingersoll.ca and learn about the town, but more importantly acquire background on five home builders who boast many reasons to live in Ingersoll. BW (Brian) Conn Homes, Doug Tarry Homes, Gatto, McKenzie and Sifton Properties have formed a marketing bond and are even offering an IPad draw to be awarded to a lucky family attending an open house on the weekend of April 13 – 14. The construction quintet has also been handing out information packages to Cami employees during shift changes.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Playoffs heating up in junior hockey

Knights and Rangers are familiar foes 
By Mark Schadenberg
The top four teams in the OHL’s Western Conference final standings are fittingly the final four combatants – London Knights (50 wins, 105 points), Plymouth Whalers (42, 93), Owen Sound Attack (44, 94) and Kitchener Rangers (39, 87).
It’s interesting to see that the No 2 seed had fewer wins and points than the No 3 team as Plymouth won the West Division and the Attack were second in the MidWest to London. Plymouth might be the best club in the OHL currently with a four-game sweep of the Sarnia Sting (outscoring them 24-8) to improve to 20-1 dating back to Feb 8.
The Knights – Rangers series should be entertaining as Kitchener is peaking at the right time, especially with the return of keeper John Gibson from a nagging injury.   
Here’s an excerpt from the Waterloo Region Record newspaper, talking about Gibson (Anaheim second round selection in 2011), who missed a ton of time after the world juniors:

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Woodstock Relay For Life blog

Opening the curtains on new website
Relay For Life is June 14-15 at CASS
By Mark Schadenberg
It’s time to open the curtains or cut the ribbon – to officially unveil the newest promotional vehicle for Relay For Life in Woodstock.
Scissors please !
Understanding the limitations of both Twitter and Facebook for length of content, but most certainly realizing the importance of internet and social media to promote the Woodstock event (June 14-15 at CASS), now is the moment to introduce our committee’s blog site.
 
The space will serve many functions, including featuring stories written by committee members discussing why they participate in Relay For Life, plus updates on how you can volunteer or join a team (www.relayforlife.ca/woodstock), along with specific requests for areas of volunteering. For example, the logistics crew always needs extra hands on the day of the event as the stage must be built, tents to be raised, signage posted, and of course requiring volunteers with the ability to construct the walkway arch for the start-finish line. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

New website meant to shine light on underground segment of condo sales

TORONTO -- A veteran Toronto real estate agent is launching a new MLS-like website aimed at opening up the underground condo assignment market.
The new site, AssignmentListingService.com, is meant to provide a centralized listing of assignment units now largely being sold via word of mouth or through unregulated online sites such as Craigslist and Kijiji.
 
For now, it’s largely restricted to Realtors for a fee but, over time, it’s hoped more public listings will be accessible to the public as resale properties are now on Realtor.ca
“What we’re trying to do is add some transparency to the process,” says Jamie Johnston of downtown’s ReMax Condos Plus Corp. “I don’t know how big this is going to be, but it’s important it be an orderly market.
“Right now it’s the Wild West.”

Friday, November 23, 2018

Entry-level house with split entry

Here is your Cree Ave home
By Mark Schadenberg
I know it's a long weekend, but this could be the best time to buy a house.
Attractive interest  rates and the spring market.
While some home sellers were smart to keep their property on the market through the winter as there are always buyers looking, some folks waited for the snow to melt.
1101 CREE AVE, WOODSTOCK
MLS: 70165
Asking: $172,500
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, March 30, 2-4 p.m.
I'm surprised that after a recent price reduction, this 3-bedroom raised ranch didn't sell quickly.
For a young family it receives an almost perfect score -- newer roof (2011), energy efficient furnace, central air, vinyl windows (Many double-hung for easier cleaning) and breaker panel box, plus updated kitchen with bright cabinets and a dishwasher, plus both bathrooms renovated. Current owners also re-built the back raised wood deck and installed a roof so you can bbq in the rain.
The property itself is large enough for that backyard trampoline or summer splash in an above-ground pool. Privacy galore with tall evergreens. Lot is 55 feet wide. You can also access your yard from both the patio doors off the eat-in kitchen and a lower level walkup.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Nominations for sports wall close April 1

Recognizing local sports achievements and contributions
By Mark Schadenberg
The Woodstock Sports Wall of Fame is once again inviting audience participation.
The Woodstock Recreation Advisory Committee (WRAC) is accepted nomination up to April 1 from the public. There is a formal nomination form on the city‘s website (www.city.woodstock.on.ca found under ‘boards and committees’ and then recreation advisory.), but a letter and photo of your nominee will suffice.
The sports wall of fame began in 1996 as part of the grand opening of the Southwood Arena at the Woodstock District Community Complex. Since then, athletes, teams and builders of sport locally have been recognized in diving and swimming, lawn bowling, 5-pin bowling, baseball, badminton, basketball, football, figure skating, golf, horse racing, hockey, soccer, gymnastics and wrestling. 
 
“That’s only the beginning of the list,” notes long-time WRAC member Dan Gray. “Woodstock has a great history in sports accomplishments and many many people who donated hundreds of hours as volunteers to help create the great sports community we have today, including coaches and founders.”
 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Normandy invasion 70 years ago on June 6

Heroes from Second World War recall their experiences
Looking at current Reader's Digest edition 
By Mark Schadenberg
In history, June 6, 1944 is very significant as it's the day more than 14,000 Canadian troops were set to invade the German-occupied beach at Normandy in France in the Second World War.
D-Day was 70 years ago and many publications, historians, television networks, and news outlets are preparing tributes.
As we know, in the magazine business, deadlines are often two or three months before the items hit the newsstands and display racks at your favourite drug store.
Reader's Digest has its June 2014 issue available already. In fact, I acquired mine before the Memorial Cup hockey tournament, which is significant in that Canada's top major junior clubs vie for a trophy created in 1918 in honour both veterans and those who died in action in conflicts around the world.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Time to ReThink London with proposed official plan

Sprawling community should be growing upwards not outwards
Forest City considers first master plan since 1989
By Mark Schadenberg
LONDON – It's transition time in London.
Industrial development folks at city hall want the city to grow right up against the 401 with commercial construction bringing in jobs.
New residential areas also abound.
 
The so-called SoHo district around the closed South Street hospital will be transformed over the next 10 years, but what is the best way to take advantage of the Thames River in this neighbourhood and all areas of London?
If you're involved in the entertainment scene in London, you're hoping for a new performing arts centre just north of the Budweiser Gardens, which would replace Centennial Hall.
London has often discussed a ring road to assist transportation north around the Veterans Memorial Parkway, then west somewhere past the Arva area, and then moving southwest to Highway 402. The proposed official plan covers planes, trains and automobiles, plus bicycles and joggers.