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Oosterhoff reclaims Niagara West, PCs power to provincial majority

By Sarah Williscraft NewsNow Residents of Niagara West gathered at the Smithville branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Tuesday night in support of re-elected MPP Sam Oosterhoff. The Progressive Conservative candidate won 44.9 pe ...

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“We woke up and it was war” – Ukrainian refugee family attempts to start anew in Niagara

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Ontario has a provincial election campaign underway and municipal elections pending this fall. Anyone who has flipped through social media or pages of a newspaper will have come across a lot of c ...

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Opinion: Snake oil continues to be sold…

There were zero surprises at Monday’s special council meeting – called to deal with findings submitted in two letters from the office of Ombudsman Ontario which were tabled at the April 18 regular Grimsby council meeting. ...

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Grimsby council: Ombudsman-raised issue goes back to IC

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Deuces were wild at Monday night’s Grimsby council meeting called to review Ombudsman Ontario office reports deferred from April 18’s meeting. There were two reports on the table. There were ...

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Five complaints to Ombudsman: Recommendations but no “further review” needed

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé did not have enough concern with complaints escalated to his office by five members of Grimsby council to merit a “formal investigation” regarding some council members ...

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Grimsby Fire reboots Boot Drive April 16

After a two-year hiatus, Grimsby firefighters are rebooting their annual Boot Drive. On Saturday, April 16, firefighters will be set up at Canadian Tire, McDonald’s, Food Basics, RONA, Real Canadian SuperStore, Shoppers Drug Mar ...

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OPINION: That’s gonna hurt…

Well, we know one person who won’t be running for election or re-election in Town of Grimsby’s municipal election extravaganza this fall – Dorothy Bothwell. If you ask 100 people – of the two councillors who sold their ...

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Dorothy Bothwell resigns from Grimsby council

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow During a term of council which has been filled with curve balls, unpredictable behaviour and unprecedented upset, another unexpected item was dropped Monday night by Coun. Dorothy Bothwell. “It ...

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Highland Packers’ 20K sq ft Smithville plant gets started

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow New jobs are precious to any community but when they also come with a highly respected business and a significant new build, it’s even better. Highland Packers’ new 20,000 sq ft manufacturing plant ...

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Lincoln Chamber hosts politicians

    By Mike Williscraft NewsNow After a COVID-induced hiatus, the popular Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Politicians’ Breakfast returned last week to a full house. About 100 attendees turned out at the Ramada Beacon Harbo ...

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Advertorial – Precious moments captured in Village Studio portraits

Advertising Feature As the Easter season approaches ever closer, Village Studio is once again gearing up for it’s annual bunny portrait promotion. Studio owner Bryan Macaulay has been booking photos of children with live bunnies ...

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OPINION: GO may pull into Beamsville station

  Sometimes, one just has to accept a gift, say thanks, and move along, even when there is no realization as to how such a gift found its way to the door. For my money, that is what Town of Lincoln should be thinking after it ...

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Lincoln officially in the GO game with approval

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow After years of talk, speculation and lobbying, Town of Lincoln is officially in the game…the GO Transit game that is. Lincoln officials have been working for years to get on the map when it comes ...

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Thompson earns Lt. Governor’s heritage award

Long-time heritage advocate and volunteer Bill Thompson has been honoured with the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement. Thompson received the award at the virtual presentation on Thursday, Feb. ...

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Comedy Night in Grimsby rebooted

After a successful experiment in Summer 2021, Grimsby’s Downtown Improvement Area board is rebooting its Comedy Night in Grimsby series. Last summer, the series operated in Coronation Park each Wednesday evening in the summer. T ...

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Contractor set, groundbreaking next for WLMH

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) has been selected as contractor of choice to rebuild  West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)made the an ...

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GOTL parking issue on-street and on condo lots: merchants

  While merchants in Grimsby On The Lake have had a litany of issues with on-street parking, problems have also spanned condo properties as well. Problems with customer parking being marked as “visitor” parking, spots spr ...

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Parking, parking, wherefore art thou parking

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The parking chickens are coming home to roost in Grimsby’s Winston Road neighbourhood, according to several business owners. Problems were evident when businesses in the area opened their respe ...

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World Day of Prayer set for March 4

The invitation is out for everyone – men, women, and children of all ages – to join the 2022 World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 4. The theme for 2022 is “I Know the Plans I Have for You” (Jeremiah 29:11). ...

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Museum admission change to improve accessibility

By Joshua Shkopiak For NewsNow Grimsby Museum has recently made some big changes to their business model, switching to a voluntary donation format for entry admission. “We wanted to make it more accessible and eliminate barriers ...

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