Mike’s Column

Opinion: Big week for Grimsby & downtown

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was an epic week for Grimsby council and the start of something cool for downtown. It was a Titanic struggle and on life support at times but, finally getting all the players in one room regar ...

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Opinion: Clear as mud

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow In the end, it took about 20 emails to get to the point of no point, really, other than to be referred on to seek a legal opinion for any business operator who wants to know what they can or should do r ...

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Opinion: Nay was the only logical Century Condo vote

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow So Gabe DeSantis is a pretty cheesed off camper, and he should be. I have noted in this space several times in the last couple of years he really got sold down the river on more than one occasion with h ...

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Opinion: Integrity Commissioner got an eyeful

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Last week was a tough week for many reasons, but it was the kind of week when you take one for the team. I didn’t average an hour a day for time spent on this edition…I hate these 12-pagers. Itâ ...

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Opinion: Small things add up

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There have been lots of “big” things as Grimsby council has disintegrated before our eyes, but the “little” things continue to pile up as well. This week there were several little things and, no ...

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Opinion: Team Grimsby nails COVID-19 offset

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council has had precious little in the way of positive news in the first year-and-a-half of its term. At its mid-May meeting the site alteration bylaw was finally approved. That was a huge feath ...

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Opinion: West Lincoln expands online

Twp. of West Lincoln rolled out a major online upgrade this week with a new and shiny website. Some of the new features will help out some of the township’s residents a lot. Among the changes: • navigation for council/committe ...

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Opinion: Full credit is due to Grimsby council

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Without question, the best thing Grimsby has done since they swore their oath to serve the community in December 2018 is their approval of a site alteration bylaw on May 18. Yes, it was great to get the ...

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Opinion: Face shields a small but important step

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It’s been a very tough go for many during this COVID-19 mess. Personal tragedies, mental anguish and a cryogenic business community only scratch the surface of ongoing conditions our community has exp ...

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Opinion: Any tool a good tool to help re-open

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow If there is one thing I appreciate it is creativity. That trait is at the cornerstone of any entrepreneur’s foundation because they have to think quick, make strong, calculated decisions and be able t ...

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