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Thursday, November 9, 2017 Serving North Leeds and area since 1893 Vol. 126, No. 44 $1 incl. tax Veteran Ken Colborne of Jones Falls will be making his second visit to Korea this week, where he will be marking Remembrance Day. See page 7 for the story. By Howie Crichton The Review-Mirror Westport Council approved a third increase Monday night in the amount of sand required to complete the village's new filter bed system. A last-minute request by Aecom Engineering was added to the agenda for Monday night's regu- lar meeting seeking approval for close to $150,000 in additional sand. "There is no one who is happy about this, we can grind our teeth, and move on and get this," Mayor Robin Jones told council. The good news is that Selectra, the company installing the system, plans to have it up and running by November 21, just one day past the Nov. 20 deadline in their con- tract. Monday's request was for an additional 9,900 tons of sand, from Tack- aberry Construction at the original price of $14.80 a ton, for a total of $146,520. The original tender documents called for 77,000 tons of sand to complete the filter bed, with Tackaberry's winning bid close to $1.2 million. Aecom's first request over and above the origi- nal tender, just over a month, was for an addi- tional 33,000 tons, at a cost of $488,000. It was approved Oct. 5. On Oct. 25, council approved a second request for an additional 15,000 tons of sand, adding another $220,000 to the project. The three change orders requested by Aecom have increased the original 77,000 ton esti- mate to 134,900 tons, a jump of 75 per cent. The original $1.2 mil- lion tender now totals $2,054,000. As for Selectra's origi- nal bid going up, in a letter to the village Oct. 5, Aecom is of the opinion that the extra sand should- n't change their final bill because they were bidding on the volume of sand, not weight. In the Oct. 5 letter, Aecom claims they had been testing the sand con- tinuously, but not for den- sity, until they became aware the original 77,000 tons amount may not be enough. The original tender set- tled on 1.4 tons per cubic metre (t/m3) but Aecom says the delivered sand is 1.5 to 1.6 t/m3. Once com- pacted, it is close to 1.8 t/m3. 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The group, which has a healthy membership base, was on the verge of disap- pearing in 2015 but has held its own for a second year in a row. "We are maintaining 89 members which is where we were last year," said chamber president John Pringle who noted that number includes some new members. At the meeting the chamber leadership will be looking for some new blood to keep that momen- tum going. The group has eight directors who have given their intention to stay on but are seeking another four. A number of positions are open including secre- tary and the coordination of the welcome centre. This month's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour and the busi- ness meeting starting at 7 p.m. Chamber AGM Wednesday Duncan ' s APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Call 359-5660 53 Main St., Elgin FALL SAVINGS 20 cu. ft. Refrigerator •Store-More™ Capacity •Store-More™ Humidity Controlled Crispers •Reversible Door Reg. $1049.00 Model #FFTR2021TW $ 899 00 Continuing a 30 year tradition serving North Leeds Cash & Carry - Delivery & Set Up Available 30" Self Clean Range •Large Capacity Oven •Store-More™ Storage Drawer •Quick Boil Reg. $949.00 Model #CFEF3055TW $ 799 00 Canada Post Contract No. 40021501 Delta's Celebrate the Season starts Nov. 18 Delta's annual 'Cele- brate the Season' festival will begin Sat., Nov. 18 for the first of five con- secutive Saturday evenings to Dec. 16. More than 90,000 Christmas lights will adorn the trees and build- ings throughout the park and will highlight various theme corners, a candy cane lane, a gingerbread house, a nativity scene, Santa's workshop and a miniature display of Delta's heritage build- ings. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be on hand to receive those special wish lists, pose for pho- tographs and give out hol- iday treats at a waterfront cottage at the south end of the park. Wagon rides will begin a trek to the park from the Delta Fair Grounds at half hour intervals starting at 5 p.m. Throughout the festi- val, tours of the Old Stone Mill will be available between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Home cooked meals will also be available dur- ing each Saturday night of the festival at the United Church starting with a lasagna supper followed by a spaghetti supper, a Shepherd's Pie dinner, a beef stew and biscuit Remembrance Day services, activities and features Pages 7-9

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