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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

Biodgester civil claim and defence have been filed

The Town of Grimsby et al’s $18 million civil claim and the defence of the trio named in the action have now been filed in court. UPDATE Nov. 21 2019: The plaintiff has filed a response to the defence. Full PDFs of each publ ...

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No “top down” changes rolled out from governance review

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A sigh of relief from town halls across Niagara could be heard last Friday when it was announced no “top down” restructuring would result from the lengthy regional governance review process. The rev ...

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Hexo Corp. closes Durham Road grow

By Mike Williscraft For NewsNow Staff and municipal officials alike were shocked last Thursday when Hexo Corp. announced it was closing it cannabis grow operation in Lincoln. The greenhouse – at the South Service Road and Du ...

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Allison cruises in Niagara West win

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Monday night’s federal election stuck very close to the script, or at least the script predicted by most polls. Dean Allison posted another dominant Conservative win in Niagara West with 45.5 per cent ...

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Lincoln to host cannabis open houses

The Town of Lincoln is hosting a series of open houses to gather input on pending municipal cannabis production Official Plan and bylaw changes. The first meeting is set for Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 2-4 p.m. in town hall’s council ...

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WLMH obstetricians’ privileges extended at NHS

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was down to the 11th hour, but West Lincoln Memorial Hospital obstetricians (OBs) will have privileges extended to Niagara Health Systems’ St. Catharines General (SCG) site. The decision was unveil ...

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