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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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Opinion ~ Clear the way for the S.S. Titanic, er, Grimsby

  Over the last year, I have been trying to step back and assess how many years it will take the Town of Grimsby to recover from the antics of The Grimsby Five and the administration they protect. Generally, I would have said ...

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Heritage gutted by exodus, chair tossed by council, again & resignees explain their decisions

Four members of Grimsby Heritage Advisory Committee resigned last week a after pattern of abuse, bullying and discrediting became too much. Kate Sharrow, Mark Radey, Olia Jurychuk and Anne Brabant all resigned after council reject ...

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Hamilton man faces murder charge in death of Paul Pender

A 31-year-old Hamilton man faces a second degree murder charge in the death of Grimsby resident Paul Pender. Last Thursday, Feb. 3,  Haldimand OPP and other emergency services responded to a 911 call at a cottage in Selkirk on La ...

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Heritage representation on study committee reduced to one

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby’s fight regarding its Main Street East heritage study went to another level week when council removed a nominee to the Town’s Heritage Conservation District Study’s stakeholder grou ...

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Teddy’s sold to downtown neighbour

What started as a dream of Teddy Jaskula Sr. to own a bar/restaurant will culminate this April when Teddy’s Sports bar officially changes hands. Owners Sandy Jaskula and her brother Teddy Jr. announced last week, after 58 years ...

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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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