After a marathon four-hour council meeting—which included several Thorold groups and residents speaking in favour, and one resident arguing against—councillors voted last night to proceed in a four-way partnership with the city of St. Catharines, the Niagara Region, and Brock University to build the multi-use Canada Summer Games facility on Brock land in Thorold.
Three former mayors took their turns at the podium, with Mal Woodhouse lending his full support as a board member of NBOTAC (Niagara Board of Trade and Commerce), encouraging councillors to take a leap of faith in city staff; while Henry D’Angela and Ted Luciani both said they supported it, but had concerns.
Mayor Terry Ugulini and Councillors Nella Dekker, Fred Neale, John Kenny, Victoria Wilson, and Ken Sentance voted in favour of the proposal. Councillors Anthony Longo, Carmen DeRose and Jim Handley voted against it.
Complete coverage of the meeting will be reported in the Thorold News later today.