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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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Charity pairs veterans with PTSD-fighting K9s

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Dogs can be more than just man’s best friend, sometimes they’re the very thing that keeps a person going. Service dogs that help the blind and physically disabled are a well known part of life for many, but for ...

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Hat Trick 2021 off and running

For the 26th consecutive year – save for an NHL work stoppage – Hat Trick Hockey gets underway this week. “With all that is going on, it’s great to get back to something that is just for fun, and bragging rights,” said New ...

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IC reports set off explosive council session

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow What is left of Grimsby council’s integrity got another black eye Monday when Coun. Randy Vaine erupted in a tirade as discussion regarding him being in breach of the Town’s Code of Conduct for harassment got ...

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Opinion: Lots to learn from Indigenous people

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow So, it’s Sept. 30. Yes, you may be seeing this a day early or a day late, but this edition of stellar prose is in our Sept. 30 edition, so let’s stick with that for the purposes of this week’s theme. There ...

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Hit the Harvest Routes this weekend

Harvest Routes returns to West Lincoln for another year this weekend on Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday Oct. 2. There will be workshops and fun for the whole family held at Township facilities across West Lincoln. Those interested can sign up f ...

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Lincoln celebrates Konkle Creek rehab

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Lincoln celebrated the completion of its Konkle Creek rehabilitation project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday. This project addressed channel erosion issues of the creek, while restoring the water ...

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Beamsville Lions earn lifetime awards

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Because Doug Burton and Roger Judge have served their communities for much of their lives, Beamsville & District Lions Club has bestowed Life Member Awards to both of them. At a Sept. 14 ceremony at Lions Par ...

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Grimsby Legion Wingfest Saturday evening

  Grimsby’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 127 will host a Wing Fest event this Saturday from 3-7 p.m. The event will be complete with all the fixin’s, including karaoke, which runs from 4-7 p.m. The Legion is located at 233 ...

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Opinion: Thanks for everything, Shirley Martin

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There are some columns which just write themselves. Then there are those you really don’t want to write. This is one of the latter. As you will have seen, good reader, Shirley Martin died last week after a long ...

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Former MP, humanitarian Shirley Martin dead

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There are pillars of the community and then there are those who comprise the base on which those pillars stand. The Honourable Shirley Martin was a big portion of the base on which Niagara West is formed. Shirley ...

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Grimsby Beach stands up for trees

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Not all trees are created equal. While every tree can act as a carbon dioxide sink, it takes up to 269 saplings to do the work of just one of the old growth trees standing in Grimsby Beach. These trees are multi-tal ...

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Parking, height key concern on The Woolverton

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The Woolverton – a proposed seven-storey, 74-unit apartment building at the corner of Elm and Mountain in downtown Grimsby – took an initial step Monday with a public meeting dealing with Of ...

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Downtown Grimsby courtyard: From vision to reality

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Pedestrians walking through Downtown Grimsby may notice that the alleyway next to Harmony Jewellers looks a little different, maybe even a lot different. As of last Friday, the pedestrian access between Main Street ...

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Cast your vote!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: All Niagara West federal election candidates declared as of Wednesday, Sept. 8 were asked to submit up to 650 word commentaries offering NewsNow readers an outline on why they deserve your vote. All received are printed as ...

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Lions food drive Sept. 18

Get those donations ready for this Saturday. The Beamsville & District Lions will be going from house to house picking up donations of food and other sundries for Community Care of West Niagara (CCWN) on September 18. Donors are asked t ...

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UPDATE – Teen found – MISSING PERSON – NRPS Searching for 13 Year Old in Grimsby

  UPDATE from NRP – The 13 year old missing male has been located outside the Niagara Region.  Out of respect for the next of kin no further information is being released. Original Post: 8 District Grimsby office of the Niagara ...

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