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The tax man cometh…but he’s been COVID delayed

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The changes in average real estate value numbers from 2011 to 2021 are impressive: • Grimsby up 150 per cent to and average of $866,000; • Lincoln up 180 per cent to an average of just over $840,000 ...

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Quarterly heritage committee meeting proposal dies in tie vote

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A major suggested schedule change at last Tuesday’s Heritage Advisory Committee meeting touched off a lively debate after members were told staff were recommending the group reduce its 2022 meeting sc ...

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Planning’s expansion of HCD boundaries not based on history: Mullins

Re your Dec. 9 column on the scope expansion the Planning Department has undertaken with the Main Street East study we would agree, the direction taken by Planning is totally unwarranted for a number of reasons. When Save Main Str ...

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Grimsby Council set to review controversial firearms bylaw next week

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Early morning gunfire, safety concerns and confrontations with hunters have become commonplace since Grimsby council altered the Town’s firearms bylaw last fall. Petitions and posters have been been c ...

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WLMH rebuild in homestretch

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow One more hurdle remains – the awarding of the reconstruction contract – before shovels hit the ground for the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital rebuild. Three construction companies were short- ...

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Assault charge for Grimsby hockey player, 17

A Grimsby teen is facing an “assault with a weapon” charge after a stick swinging incident during a minor hockey game in Beamsville Dec. 10. Niagara Regional Police from 8 District were called to the Fleming Centre whe ...

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Vax clinic Grimsby Saturday/Sunday, Beamsville Sunday

Grimsby Town Hall will host a WALK-IN ONLY COVID vaccination Clinic Saturday (jan. 8) and Sunday (Jan. 9), while a GO-VAXX APPOINTMENT ONLY clinic is set for Beamsville on Sunday. NO advance appointments are available for Grimsby& ...

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OPINION: Surprise downtown Grimsby, you’re in

Nobody was happier than I when the plug got pulled on Grimsby’s council session Monday night. This was not due to the cause – a major power outage which affected most of Grimsby east of Christie Street after a wind-blown t ...

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Grimsby DIA’s $500 Shopping Spree Winner – Week 2

Kathy Smart of Grimsby is the Week 2 winner of Grimsby DIA’s $500 Shopping Spree prize. Kathy was shopping at Mrs. Greenway, her favourite shop, to gain her entry into the weekly promotion. She has split her winnings for gift ce ...

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DIA’s Ladies Night a great start

With retailers and restaurants all having very busy nights, Grimsby DIA’s Ladies Night promotion kicked off a series of major downtown events. “Main Street was busy all night, full of laughing and energy. It was great to see, ...

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Shop and win in downtown Grimsby

Grimsby DIA’s $500 Shopping Spree promotion is off and running. Anyone spending $25 or more at any DIA business can enter a weekly draw to win at $500 downtown shopping spree. The $500 can be split among as many as three dif ...

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Hometown Hockey coming to Grimsby Nov. 27-29

Rogers’ Hometown Hockey is coming to Grimsby Nov. 27-29. The announcement was made Monday night during Rogers broadcast of the Leafs-Hurricanes game with Town of Grimsby releasing details immediately after. Grimsby’s Peach Kin ...

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Province lifts restaurants – and others – COVID restrictions

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting re ...

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MISSING PERSON – 17-yea-old Sabrina Pereira missing from Grimsby

The Niagara Regional Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public to locate and ensure the well-being of 17-year-old Sabrina Pereira. Sabrina has been reported missing and was last seen in the Grimsby area on Oct. 16, 20 ...

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Surf’s up on Golf Woods Drive – unfortunately

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It appears there is a new fishing hole in Grimsby – all that is missing are the fish. And one would have to be ready to sit out in the rain as flow of water comes only during heavy rains. Resident ...

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Sobie renamed Sobye in ’22 to correct error

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Mae Annable is one happy lady. Grimsby council voted Monday night to fix a long-time error and adjust the name of Sobie Road to Sobye Road. A presentation was formally made to council on Sept. 27 ...

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Campaign to help Smithville mother of three fight cancer

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Friends and family of a Smithville woman are hoping to rally the community and help connect her with cancer treatment. Kristina Olinski suffers from an extremely rare, aggressive form of cancer called Acral Lentigin ...

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Shop Grimsby campaign a success: CAO

With no measurables or program milestones attached, assessing any outcome for a Town of Grimsby/Grimsby Chamber of Commerce shop local campaign is impossible, says Richard Dunda. Dunda, a member of Grimsby Economic Development Advisory Comm ...

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West Lincoln working through key planning study

By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln residents had another chance to give their input into the ongoing Smithville Master Community Plan study at a second Public Information Centre (PIC) held virtually last Wednesday, Oct. 6. Township of We ...

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Opinion: Let’s fix that post haste

1:58:33 “Huh, no it wasn’t” That was Coun. Randy Vaine’s response when Coun. Lianne Vardy asked him to show his face at Monday’s council meeting Zoom while an Integrity Commissioner complaint against him was dealt with and contend ...

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