Mike’s Column

Opinion: Ugh!

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The writing was on the wall at Grimsby town hall Monday night. If one could see through the thick, dank tension which filled the air, one could read “motion carried 5-4”. I had held out hope that a reasonable ...

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Opinion: Glimmer of hope for logic

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council giveth, and Grimsby council taketh away. At Monday’s meeting council finally got it right, or least got on the track to getting it right, where its code of conduct and associated whist ...

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Opinion: Grimsby council jumps the shark

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It is unfortunate that a term of Grimsby Town Council, which was launched with such wide-eyed optimism and positivity has, indeed, jumped the shark (Happy Days reference). If you are not sure what that ...

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Opinion: Bylsma ouster done under smokescreen

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There are some very serious matters at hand this week, so let’s start with the most serious, by far. A Big Mac with bacon on it is not a Big Mac any longer, so let’s just get that out there. On to l ...

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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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