Mike’s Column

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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Opinion: Business community need council’s attention

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There is not going a single thing negative about Grimsby Council this week. Not because there was not material stemming from their near-four-hour session on Monday night. There were a few visible warts ...

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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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