Mike’s Column

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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Opinion: Time for politicians to simply do better

Generally, topics of a federal nature don’t make the grade for column material much, not because such fodder is not important but it is all about priorities and NewsNow’s priority is Niagara West and what is happening in our f ...

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Odour a problem or not, go to meeting

There is no doubt, public meetings hosted by municipalities are normally pretty boring. Yes, they are important often times, but boring just the same. Next week, Town of Lincoln will host its first two of three open houses regardi ...

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Dough in hand, HHS can get it done

Many, many, many months ago, Tony Joosse was asking HHS for one simple thing: a barbecue on the front lawn to show the staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital how much they mean to the community. No doubt they needed the mental bo ...

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Cavalry better get here soon!

Not many people know about this, but I’ve got a good buddy who works for the Maple Leafs. He just told me the Leafs traded Mitch Marner to the Pittsburgh Penguins for  Sidney Crosby and they thought this would only be a good pl ...

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