Mike’s Column

Opinion: Disconnected council rejects wage roll back

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It had been a while since the carnival was in town for a regular council meeting, a month in fact, since several special meetings were set up since their last regular meeting March 2, but Monday night†...

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Opinion: If you want to shop local, we can help

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Streamlined and me have not been in the same sentence very often in my life but, I’ve got to say, I have never moved in a more streamlined fashion than in the last 10 days. The reason for this is not ...

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Opinion: Community starting to rise up

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Wow! I don’t know about you guys but I feel like I just went 15 rounds with Mike Tyson (in his prime). The community – residents and businesses – have sustained many body blows and a few c ...

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Opinion: Rest assured, the sun will come up

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow I don’t know about you, but I had a brutal week on Monday. There was simply no grip to be had on what was unfolding in terms of this COVID-19 matter. I would love to call it something else, but this is a family ...

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Opinion: Always there in the Nick of time

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Nick Andreychuk. A man synonymous with the Town of Grimsby for decades died suddenly Tuesday after suffering a major heart attack. Newbies to town may not even recognize the name, but if you have been around the ...

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Opinion: Despite pain, council collaborated

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow You know the old Rovers song, Wasn’t That a Party? An industrious type with some musical ability could do wonders with the materials provided by Monday night’s episode of Spouses of Grimsby Who Happ ...

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Opinion: Grimsby 5 back wrong horse

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The lack of decorum and etiquette among the Grimsby 5 is quickly becoming the stuff of legend. They simply keep trundling on, bulldozing as they meander their way through their term as elected officials ...

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Opinion: Grimsby could use Easton’s advice

Not surprisingly, all anyone wanted to talk about this week was Grimsby council, as in, “What’s going on with Grimsby Council?” To which I would just shrug, cause I have absolutely no idea. It’s been like driving by an acc ...

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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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