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COVID-19 outbreak at WLMH

In consultation with Niagara Public Health Services, an outbreak has been declared on C Ward of WLMH after two patients and two staff have tested positive. The two patients have been transferred to COVID-19 units at the Hamilton G ...

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DSBN claims it was initially unaware super school site contaminated

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The new Niagara West super school money pit will get deeper – and now has the attention of the Ministry of Education – before things get any better. As first reported in NewsNow Dec. 31, the ...

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Applications open for $20K small business grants

Province providing up to $20,000 for eligible businesses impacted by province-wide shutdown As of this morning, Jan. 15, the Ontario government has opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, ...

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Main Street East development proposal turning heads

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While those involved in the proposed Losani Homes development slated for the current Cole’s Florist lands believe their project fits the local streetscape, many neighbours in the area would beg to differ. The d ...

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Two-tier Region funding proposal blindsides WLMH fundraisers

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Everything West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild fundraising team thought they knew changed with an email Monday. Ron Tripp, Niagara Region’s acting chief administrative officer, informed the gro ...

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Sassafras converts space to grocery/food retail

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Scott Brownlee is proof positive that necessity is the mother of invention. COVID-19 impacts bringing on the lockdown and ban of in-restaurant dining has necessitated some sort of invention to enable Brownlee’s ...

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Ontario students won’t be going back to class as planned

  UPDATED – The provincial government has altered its post-holiday plans and students will not be returning to classes as planned on Jan. 11. Online teacher-led learning will be extended to Jan. 25. Premier Doug Ford said the dec ...

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For a lifetime of winery/tourism dedication: Pennachetti accepts Order of Canada appointment

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While motorists are not supposed to text and drive, it may be a good idea to add no taking messages from the Governor General’s office while driving to that list. “I almost drove off the road,” said Len Pen ...

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NRP investigating Grimsby robbery

This morning ( Wednesday, Jan. 6) at approximately 9:15 a.m., 8 District (Grimsby) uniform officers responded to a robbery call at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in the Village Inn Plaza. Initial investigation revealed two male suspects had e ...

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Wood-turning prodigy carves out his own business

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Although just 11 years old, Brodie Watson is quickly becoming a master of his craft. Just two years ago, the Grimsby resident took up wood-turning as a hobby and- with help from his family- has already tur ...

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