Monday, 26 November 2018

Lunacy Continues!

 Welcome again to the 'Land of Lunacy'!
The Niagara Landowners of Niagara has been struggling against NPCA corruption for years and for years it stood alone battling a corrupt government agency.
Even with the added new found voices of other citizen groups we have not yet defeated the corrupt lunatics that have taken control of our government agencies.
Worse these corrupt lunatics are aided and abetted by two types of elected officials; the corrupt lunatices abusing Citizens and the useless lunatics allowing abuse to happen. 
In Niagara, 24 new Councilors were elected; six considered abusers with the rest considered useless enablers.
Throughout all the efforts of all the volunteer Citizen Groups there has only been 3 members of higher government politicians who have supported the cause of protecting Citizens from bureaucratic abuse; 1 Democrat MPP and 2 Conservative MPs.
Witnessing the shenanigans of our Ontario court systems gives us a clear indication that the only way to defeat the lunacy of funding government by stealing equity from innocent property owners is through political activity! Certainly doing nothing hasn't helped!
It's imperative that politicians and their political parties fully understand that their window of authority will be only one term of office if they follow in the footsteps of silent lunacy!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

The William Crapper Award

News Alert Niagara is inaugurating the first ever annual 'William Crapper Award'
The 'William Crapper Award' goes to the most publicly nominated authoritarian government agency for crappy conduct!
Eligibility for this crappy award is any taxpayer funded entity that immorally, illegally  or disrespectfully abuses the Taxpaying Citizen.   
Please send your nominations along with a short example of your nominees crappy conduct to Editor; 

24 new Regional Councilors and...

none of them considered to be good enough to replace former Chair Caslin.

What a crock of CA-CA! 

     Niagara voters elected the best they were offered in the belief and hope that every single one of them had the ability to fulfill all duties assigned to them!
Did the Voters make a collective mistake?
     The back room political power brokers are once again trying to impose their will on the Citizens of Niagara by attempting to seat as Chairman of our Region one of Creepy Kate Wynne's stealthy machiavellian architects of the failed Ontario Liberal Government.
     In fact, Bradley was so successful that he helped to drive the liberal government into the ground and without party status!
The electorate voted for change!
Bradley is not the change Niagara needs!
Bradley is the antithesis of change!
Keep him in a councilor's chair where we can observe his brilliant contributions! 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A Study in elected Corruption (Update #8)

Finally the Niagara Peninsula Corruption Authority has definitely outed themselves as a 'Shill for Developers!'

This study is the culmination of years of observation and through the effort of many organizations and a small army of dedicated Citizens in the face of absolute secrecy.
.If power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely then surely the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) epitomizes  corruption of power predicated on the NPCA's opinion that they answer to no one, are accountable to no one according to their stated belief in the Ontario Government act that created their absolute authority. 

Study of the Niagara Peninsula Corruption Authority 
Following Mr. Ed Smith’s pointed presentation at the (45:00 Minute Mark) to the NPCA Board of Directors meeting September 20, 2017 the board members sat in sullen silence without so much as asking Smith a single question.

As an example Smith picked his ‘smallest case’ concerning the overcharge of ($800.00) for a so-called ‘Freedom of Information’ (FOI) request.

Expanding on Mr. Smith’s example we offer some of the outrageous behavior foisted on innocent Niagara Citizens at the hands of the Niagara Peninsula Corruption Authority all with the approval of the NPCA Board of Directors.

'News Alert Niagara' points out the true character of the Niagara Peninsula Corruption Authority! (NPCA)

Starting with some of the Niagara Land Owner Association (NLA) many disturbing stories Synopsis of NPCA Tyranny’.

The above members of the NPCA Board of Directors has authorized some of the most unbelievable attacks on private property and home owners including ‘A Travesty of Justice’, ‘Smoking Gun’ and many more.

Most egregious is the NPCA’s corrupt practice of charging private property owners and even ‘judge shopping’ over so-called environmental transgressions, while ignoring the same transgressions perpetrated by developers and friends. Thundering waters being a most significant example! 

The same NPCA Board Members allowed their staff to promote their ‘Bovine Waste’ of ‘Bio-diversity off-setting’ scheme in a specious effort to destroy The ‘Thundering Waters’ Provincially Significant Wetlands slough forest in favor of development.

1. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS we have ‘wetland designation’ placed on valuable properties for insiders to pick up cheap! 

2. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA claims authority over all home owners yet has no home owner representation on the Citizen Liaison Advisory  committee! 

3. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS we have lost an astonishing amount of our natural environment!

Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA has extortionists on payroll!

4. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS, NPCA employees trespass without notice!

5.  Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS staff demands a $1400/$1800 work permit to have expensive professional soil testing (geotechnical assessment) at a further cost of many $thousands only to have the professional soil test refused!

6. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the required Citizens Liaison Advisory Committee (CLAC) is avoided like the plague because the CLAC Members object to some of the boards directives and because the CLAC members refuse to sign a ‘code of secrecy’ clause as directed by Bruce Timms.

7. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA started holding their monthly board meetings in locations other than their own venue in an attempt to avoid public scrutiny. They even gave false directions to venues in remote locations such as the Port Colborne & District Conservation Gun Club!

8. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA CAO, Carmen D`Angelo physically assaulted a photo journalist and used police to enforce trespass for taking a picture at their public board meeting!

9. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA 2018 budget slashes 29% of workforce watershed and corporate services salaries by $863,889.00.

10. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS there is a $half-million dollar increase in salaries proposed for the CAO/Administration department!

11. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA conduct is the reason they are now battling a worker protective union!

12. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA changed their regular 6:30 pm meeting times to 9:30 am to further eliminate Working Citizens from scrutinizing their activities!

13. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA reduces the Speaker Volume for the public gallery necessitating continued calls to ‘turn up the gallery speakers’!

14. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS we witnessed a near meltdown at the sight of an audio recorder!

15. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS we have captured a recorded NPCA admission of Land Confiscation without Compensation!

16. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS a call from citizens and several MPPs for a forensic audit have been continually stalled!

17. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS we citizens find ourselves under the authority of people who, like their ilk in Pelham, believe they are omnipotent! Now they face the wrath of Citizens and Ontario Members of Parliament Bradley and Forster who are fed up with NPCA Corruption!

18. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA arrogantly called concerned Citizens a 'Special interest group' and "Fringe group of complaining people!

19. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA totally destroyed Mark Barnfield over trumped-up charges even though Barnfield already had permits for non-permanent paint ball facilities, while the cunning NPCA board built a commercial banquet hall in competition with private enterprise. 
Worse they built this competitive commercial banquet hall on a UNESCO World Biosphere Park-Balls Falls!

20. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA want us to believe that their sins of the past are in their past and that they have changed! However they still have innocent Citizens trapped in our judiciary and they have yet to make amends for past conduct!

21. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA has been funding their NPCA Foundation with the money they 
Legally Stole in court action from Niagara's private Citizens!

22. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA executive was allowed to bring an expensive, improper and losing lawsuit against private Citizen whistle blower, Major Ed Smith. Message from Judge Ramsay to NPCA Board: NPCA board needs to accept its missteps — or resign and allow others to frame the future!

23. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS foul mouthed lying bully member of the board is allowed to disparage our judiciary simply because the NPCA lost their illegitimate lawsuit against a private citizen!

24. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA has wasted $Half a Million Dollars on persecution of Niagara Citizens, its own employees and innocent property owners!

25. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA wasted another 
$50,000 tax dollars on the best flattering report money could buy! 

26. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS 'News Alert Niagara' has been accused of having a number of untrue statements in this article 'A Study in Corruption'! 

27. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA refuses to address the alleged 'untrue statements(with the exception of The CAO diatribe) even when asked several times to do so!

28. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the executive is allowed to decide who addresses the Board! 

29. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA is allowed to lie to our municipalities!

30. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the NPCA has blamed their conduct on the Ontario Liberal Government! 

31. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the executive of the NPCA has caused a negative December 8, 2017 Brief to Premier and Minsters on the NPCA!

32. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the executive of the NPCA is allowed to lie and mislead our municipal governments and to Niagara Citizens!

33. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the executive of the NPCA is allowed to bully Media at Niagara Regional Council!

34. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the executive of the NPCA was allowed to make Mr. Smith and Family wait until the last minute of December 27, 2017 to NOT inform Smith and Family that the appeal was moot! 
Merry Christmas!

35. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS Former CAO D'Angelo and former Chair Bruce Timms have succeeded in ripping-off the City of Hamilton in their provincially supported empire building!

36. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS property rights of Citizens have and are being severely trampled on with the approval of elected government!

37. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS Citizens are forced to pay for a non-refundable building permit BEFORE the Citizen is allowed to present their case to the NPCA Board of Directors! 

38. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS The NPCA looked the other way when Mount Carcinogen was Born!

 39. Under the direction of the NPCA board of DIRECTORS the slap suit cost created by former NPCA CAO Carmen D 'Angelo will be born by the hapless taxpayer!

40. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCA is allowed to dishonor contracts!
41. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCA allowed their newly formed propaganda team to mislead the Taxpayer with half-truths and lies!

42. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCA allowed their Chair to lie to our Municipalities on their behalf!

 Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCA attack innocent home owners as in 'An Extraordinarily Disgusting Story'

44. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS their sordid CAO Carman D`Angelo was boosted beyond his ability to contaminate the CAO position of our Niagara Regional Government!

45. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCAhas received rebuke from none other than Ontario's Auditor General!

46. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCA was caught using corrupt hiring practices!

47. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCA lost public Trust!

48. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the corruption of the NPCA was allowed to metastasize to every level of government and judiciary they come in contact with!

49. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS the NPCA corruption transformed the NPCA from a conservation entity into to a vile and abusive empire building machine!

50. Under the direction of the NPCA the board of DIRECTORS can possibly be excused for their silence given that their inappropriate oath and their non-disclosure contact to this dodgy secret society is overly onerous as can be witnessed at the 5:00 Minute Mark of their swearing in ceremonyPlease note the absence of mention regarding conservation of our environment or to the society that pays their freight!  
Never in the history of Canada have so many been deceived by so few!

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1 comment:

Our present system breeds corruption. We need to be able to hold all politicians accountable for their actions, by way of suing them personally, of their own money. It would not stop all corruption, but at least it would drop the level of corruption we are witnessing in today's society. The democracy we have right now has no deterrent built into the system to stop corruption. If we sue a politician, it costs us tens of thousands of dollars to hire a lawyer. It costs the politician nothing, he gets to use our tax dollars to pay for his lawyer. If we win, the monies we receive comes from the taxpayers too. If we lose, we must pay the politicians legal fees too. No wonder few people sue these days, it's unaffordable for most people and the risk is too high. Our inaction gives our politicians a sense of increased power and entitlement to continue with 'their ways'. I believe this is why corruption has reached an all time high. Your thoughts?

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In the mid 1800's, Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet likely said it best "Power Corrupts and absolute Power Corrupts absolutely....." and to this day, nothing has changed. I find that all Conservation Authorities have too much power not just the NPCA - just some are a little more dishonest than others...Dick Brady

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  1. It's the same story the NPCA response is we will improve and do what the AG recommend. To bad they don't admit they ruined many life's of citizens and then look away at the people they want to let develop. Look at Coyle Creek in Welland and there is more than this. Look at News Alert Niagara's other stories. The whole board of directors should not be re-elected. I hope people think long and hard on this issue. Vote corruption out.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Letters to the Editor

In publishing Pastor John Tobey's very last letter I am reminded of a 2015 article I wrote about the despicable persecution by the Haldimand authorities in their effort to extort money from an innocent Citizen.
. Just before Pastor John Tobey passed under the strain he wrote the following:
Over the past few months, there has been much criticism of the Haldimand Council – and rightly so! The following is a condensed rundown of what happened to me. 
On February 29, 2016, a broker approached me saying he could deliver a few loads of fill to the farm. I agreed, as long as it would be dumped and levelled on the farm lanes.
On March 7, the dump trucks started coming. On the same day, the police stopped the trucks from entering the farm so they parked along the shoulder of the highway. County officials said the trucks damaged the shoulder. Such “damage” would not have happened if the trucks had been allowed onto the farm. 
Almas Construction of Hagersville was hired to take away the shoulder and replace it with new cut stone. This action was totally unnecessary! The County billed me for $65,571, and was added to my taxes on March 18, 2016. Under what by-law was this action taken?
On May 2, the Corporation of Haldimand County passed a Site Alteration By-Law No. 1664/16 regulating the dumping of fill in the County and requiring a permit, along with $2,500. I promptly turned this over to the broker, who on May 6 applied for a permit. The permit number, 001 was issued on May 11 and was revoked on June 14 as a result of more “road damage”.
In the fall of 2016, the County hired Dufferin Construction to fix the pavement, which was no worse than any other part of Highway 54. This was formerly a Provincial highway, not a side road, and was built for all traffic, including trucks and other heavy vehicles.
On December 19, 2016, the County added $60,071.21 to my tax roll, plus another $10,828.75 on February 9, 2017. On March 9, 2017, the total for pavement repairs after the Site Alteration By-Law was $67,917.72, making a grand total of almost $140,000. It forced us to sell our farm to pay these fines.
This cost for road damages, both before and after the Site Alteration permit should never have been my problem. I never hired anyone nor was I paid anything for the dumping of fill. My Insurance Company investigated the situation but could not cover it, as the damages were not on my property. 
The County should have charged the broker and the construction companies and/or the dump truck owners. They have full insurance to cover such damages and I am sure that the County would have its own insurance as well. There have been several other incidences like this in the County.
The builders of the new subdivision on McClung Road in Caledonia, as well as the agent who issued their permits, are also liable for they hired the broker and company to dispose of the fill. The County will only deal with property owners, rather than billing those responsible for damages.
Let me ask you this: If you hired someone to do some work on your house or property and he “messed up” on the street in front of your house, would you expect to be charged for the clean-up fee? I think not!  If they charged me, (and they did), they will charge you, too!
John Tobey

Sadly, this intolerant practice of extortion is being tolerated by our Ontario Provincial Government and is metastasizing through the efforts of AMO as a way to augment municipal coffers.

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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Welcome to the 'Land of Lunacy'

The Corrupt NPCA Strikes Again! 

Try to juxtapose a situation where a farmer is mercilessly and maliciously prosecuted for removing predominantly invasive Buckthorn and Hawthorne noxious trees encroaching on his farmland as compared to a developer's total destruction of 434 valuable mature trees of Oak, Maple, endangered Butternut, endangered Flowering Dogwood.
The court case is current. News Alert Niagara will report the outcome at its conclusion. 
No, this is not a photo from Northern Ontario. This photo, taken earlier this week in the beautiful and historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, dramatically demonstrates what happens when communities don't control development, when they don't enact private tree bylaws, when official plans aren't updated, when Conservation Authorities are taken over by pro-development-at-any-cost Councillors, when no authorities alert the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry about endangered species and when there is no enforcement of heritage preservation designations. The forest cover on the Randwood Estate was razed this week by developer Benny Marotta who had already raised significant concerns by destroying an adjacent forest track and by ignoring the heritage designation of some boxwood hedges that he had crews remove. Given that no action was taken by the city in the previous incidents and that he likely feared the new Council, recently voted in, would enact a tree bylaw that citizens had pressed the previous Council to put in place, Marotta apparently decided to ensure there would be nothing left to save. Photographic evidence shows that the latest clear-cutting on land behind Weatherstone Court and Christopher Street on the Randwood Estate has not only stripped the land of its trees but has also caused what appears to be significant damage to the nationally significant Dunington-Grubb designed landscape, identified as part of the land’s Heritage designation. (See the before and after photos). The matter has been referred to the Town solicitor for legal recourse under the Heritage Act. A tree inventory noted that among the site's 434 trees there were endangered butternut trees and endangered flowering dogwood before the clearing, neither of which should have been touched without approval from the MNRF. Many of the trees were hundreds of years old. Most supported local pollinators, birds and other wildlife as rich food sources. The white oak, alone, feeds almost 500 species of creatures. The loss of these trees is devastating to the local ecology, to the community's cultural and heritage landscape and to present and future generations of citizens for all the beauty and green infrastructure benefits, including flood control, that the former forest provided. One of the most significant concerns we heard during the election was that residents wanted their elected officials to control development. We hope the new Councils are listening and will put in place the kinds of plans, policies and enforcement that do so.

In this 'Land of Lunacy' we have on one hand a municipality stealing private property equity and on the other the total ignorance of good forest management!
Where is the Ministry of Lands and Forest?
Where is the Ministry of the Environment?
Where is the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority?
These ministries are all mouth when it comes to extorting innocent Property Owners but silent when it comes to developers!
Why the Double Standard?

"What a way to run a Ship"