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Wayne Gates uses library meeting room to talk to constituents

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.niagaraadvance.ca

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Last blitz before school closure decision

Parliament Oak supporters wrap up with more pleas to keep school open

Penny Coles Niagara Advance

Regional chair pushes GO transit

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Transportation will drive economy, says Gary Burroughs

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www.niagaraadvance.ca Jennifer Chornley Special to the Advance Chef Eric Martinez, from the Orlando World Center Marriott and second-year culinary management student Wonchul Choi, carefully place a bacon-wrapped alligator in the wood-pellet barbeque. Four wild gators, each weighing between 10 to 15 kg, were cooked at Niagara College's Craft Beer and BBQ Festival Saturday as part of the benchmark restaurant's Signature Chef's Series finale. For story see page 32. Parliament Oak supporters have spent the last two months bombarding school board trustees with all the data they could muster showing that keeping the Old Town school open is the right decision. Last Tuesday was the final volley, as 14 school supporters, organized by CARE (Citizens for Accountable and Responsible Education) spoke passionately to trustees against the school closure. They were not only Parliament Oak parents?two speakers have children at Crossroads Public School, where the population could grow to more than 600 should the two student bodies be consolidated. See Page 5

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