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Niagara West municipalities allow limited use of parks

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Residents of Niagara West are finally able to enjoy their municipal parks again- with some restrictions. As of last Tuesday, May 19, the following activities are now permissable in parks and outdoor sports ...

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Grimsby open – and ready – for business

What started out as a simple goodwill gesture blossomed into a very positive business promotion last week as protective face shields were distributed to downtown businesses. The shields were manufactured by Wood Workers United – a gro ...

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A woman smiles towards a video camera, her face proected with a transparent face shield.

Grimsby Proud!

Grimsby Mayor Jeff Jordan and Grimsby DIA president Mike Williscraft made deliveries of initial face shields to downtown businesses last Thursday. The response was immediate and appreciative as one can tell from this video provide ...

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Health and safety Top Priority as Schools Remain Closed

The Ontario government has announced that all schools will remain schools closed for the rest of this school year. This decision was made after consulting with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, health experts on the COVID-19 Co ...

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West Niagara Fair 2020 cancelled

Due to COVID-19 uncertainty, this Fall’s West Niagara Fair has been cancelled. “With heavy hearts, the West Niagara Agricultural Society announces today that due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, we have cancelled the annual W ...

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COVID-19 sets back WLMH’s rebuild timeline

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While a glimmer of light may have appeared at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild light is a little less bright, says Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott. ...

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Health experts say COVID-19 outbreak may have peaked in Ontario: Premier Ford

In a press conference this afternoon, Premier Doug Ford released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the ...

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Niagara’s municipalities declare State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

Today (Friday) in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 activity in Niagara in the coming weeks, Niagara Region and Niagara’s 12 local area municipalities have jointly declared a State of Emergency. Declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) ...

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Allison, Oosterhoff to host online roundtable Friday

Niagara West MP Dean Allison and Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff will team-up for a virtual roundtable covering government resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19 tomorrow, Friday April 3 at 10 a.m. Allison and Oosterhoff wi ...

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COVID-19 impact envelopes Niagara West

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Buckle up Niagara West, you are in for a bumpy ride. Municipalities have hunkered down closing facilities and cancelling all programming. Community groups have followed suit as pretty much every event & ...

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Heart attack claims former Grimsby mayor Nick Andreychuk

It is a rare quality in anyone to be unassuming, yet be able to command a room. Nick Andreychuk had that quality. Andreychuk died Monday, March 9, after suffering a major heart attack. He was 75. In a political career which started in 1973 ...

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Hot debate gets Grimsby budget reduced

Personality clashes, irate residents and some compromise at lengthy meeting By Mike Williscraft NewsNow In a rollercoaster of a budget debate, Grimsby council whittled its 2020 budget increase to 13.4 per cent on the Town portion ...

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Smithville Santa Claus Parade needs “elves” for committee

Santa needs a few more helpers for the Smithville parade in his honour. After the 2019 edition of the intensely popular event was complete, the organizing committee served notice to the municpality that was it was retiring en masse. There w ...

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West Lincoln: Fire reserve sparks debate

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Printers ran dry with motion after motion as West Lincoln council debated the 2020 capital and administrative budget at its Monday meeting, Feb. 24. After some raised voices and admitted confusion, council passed an ...

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Town of West Lincoln

Grimsby considers historic tax increase

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council has recommended an historic budget – complete with a 16.7 per cent increase on the local portion of residents’ tax bills – last week which included many firsts. Included among the fi ...

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NRP detectives look to identify female following Monday collision

Detectives with the Collision Reconstruction Unit are attempting to identify a female following a collision in Grimsby on Monday night. Feb. 3, at approximately 10 pm, a female pedestrian was struck by a southbound car on Mountain Rd at Elm ...

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Grimsby grandfather hits the jackpot

Grimsby resident Douglas Smithson is set for life- $25,000 a year for life to be exact. Smithson matched all five main numbers to win a second prize of $25,000 a year for life with the OLG’s Daily Grand draw on the Jan. 13. The prize ...

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Male shot following altercation in Grimsby

At approximately 12:10 a.m. this morning (Thursday Jan. 9), 8 District (Grimsby) uniform officers were called to the area of Dunrobin Lane and Winston Road following the reports of a male shot. Investigation has revealed that a male was inv ...

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Trio files defence in biodigester suit UPDATE

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The Town of Grimsby et al filed its reply to the defence submitted to the courts in the $18 million civil action regarding the Sobie Road biodigester project. In the suit filed in July in Ontario Superi ...

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Trio files defence in biodigester suit

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The three men named in the $18.5 million dollar biodigester-related civil suit by Town of Grimsby et al have filed their defence. In the defence, filed Oct. 31, it is stated at several points that the trio acted ...

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Read full public documents for biodigester civil claim and defence

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