Mike’s Column

Teachers’ work-to-rule out of step

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow I’ve said it before, and I will likely say it again, but all public sector employees – provincial and federal, including MPPS and MPs – should take a 10 per cent wage roll back until budge ...

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Opinion: Team Troll lines up for misguided shots

I’ve said it before and I am sure I’ll say it again at some point, but social media has absolutely no redeeming value, none, save for helping with an Amber Alert or some emergency, life-saving measure. The rest, the world woul ...

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Opinion: The annual ‘Twas the Night Before…

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow (With apologies to Clement C Moore…) ‘Twas the night before council, when all through town hall, Not a creature was stirring, shocked, after getting the call; Council were settled all snug in th ...

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Opinion: From the sublime to the ridiculous

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Trolls unite! Funny how just last week I was noting in this space what a waste of time and energy social media can be. Then, along comes our DIA Festive Fridays main event and – Poof! We have our ...

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Opinion: All aboard the politically correct bus…not

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow   I don’t want to whine too closely to the Christmas season, so I better get this off my chest now. Never in a million years did I think an ounce of ink would have to be exhausted in defence of J ...

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Opinion: Tons on the go over next couple of weeks

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Another grab bag this week in an attempt to cover some ground… Judging by the response Monday night, I would have to say Grimsby’s Mayor Jeff Jordan and town staff made lemonade from some lemons ...

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Opinion: Hear that? It’s MPAC rollin’ down the track

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow   A couple of things to touch on, so let’s jump in. Yes, there is a new filing in the $18 million civil claim regarding the biodigester in Grimsby. No, I am not going to add a single thing to it. ...

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Opinion: Public needs to see this in open court

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow All I can say about the defence filed in the Town of Grimsby et al $18 million civil suit vs Bentley, Detenbeck and Panetta is, I just hope this gets to open court. By the time you get to this page, you ...

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Opinion: Grimsby in right place, right time

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Tons of things going on, so I’m going to split this offering up to cover maximum ground. I got in touch with Major Richard Robinson, Commanding officer of the 62 Grimsby Phantom Squadron, Royal Canadi ...

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Opinion: Time for tough stance on odour issue

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Nobody would have been able to convince me throughout this entire year that the findings of the provincially sanctioned regional governance review could or should take a back seat to any other issue, bu ...

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