Mike’s Column

Mike’s rant

So I’m driving to Beamsville this afternoon after a couple of long chats in Smithville hearing about truck traffic traffic in the core there; new curbs poured for the Griffin Street intersection. People already saying the new corner w ...

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“Santa” comes to Niagara West

Twas the night before deadline, when all through the town, Not a candidate was stirring, the election finally went down; The stockings were hung on the mantle with thought, In hopes that GO Train tix soon could be bought; The girl ...

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Field to Finished Product

If you ask your child, “Where do eggs come from? and the answer is, “the grocery store”, you might want to make a few stops along the path which includes participants in next week’s Palate Pleasers event. The event will ta ...

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Weir’s winery welcome a class act

It has been about 35 years since I laid my eyes upon Wiener Bennett. Early on, myself and my friends figured he got tired of our teenaged act of taking the same putt 10 times til we made it when we were playing good ol’ Seaforth ...

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fightrileyfight mantra of the year

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There are tough days at the office, and there are TOUGH days at the office. Sunday night was one of the TOUGH ones. While it was comfortable sitting on Richard Dunda’s couch, the subject matter was th ...

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Two years and counting …

In business, as in life, one must adapt or die. So, here we are…adapting. With May 4 being our true anniversary date, adjusting the overall size of NewsNow’s page has been under consideration for some time. Now at the two- ...

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Snap WLMH suspended animation, please

A simmering unrest and general concern is heating up to a level of disgust and rage where West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s suspended animation rebuild is concerned. It is all very unfortunate, but the low-grade flames were certa ...

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Buy, build in NF, but don’t ignore WLMH

Politics, real politics, is painfully predictable. By real politics, I mean at a level above municipal. Municipal level politics is too real to be called politics, really. Those elected ply their trade right in the towns in which ...

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Hudak on hook, but Liberals hold purse strings

Nobody is looking to Niagara West Glanbrook MPP and Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Tim Hudak to go all Dwight Duncan on the WLMH rebuild notion, but some public flag waving is in order. A few calls and comments were ...

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A localized Christmas tale

My apologies to Clement C. Moore:   ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Niagara West, not a creature was stirring, not even our mayors. The stockings were hung, by the laptops with care, in hopes that St. Nic ...

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