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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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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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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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Stobbe earns provincial honour

Dr. Karl Stobbe, medical director of Regional Essential Access to Connected Healthcare (REACH) Niagara, has earned the Community Leader Award for the Ontario region as part of the Canada Volunteer Awards program. Niagara Region Community Se ...

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Cancer survivor is fab over 40

Melissa Littler is a survivor. She has overcome a cascade of tremendous trials: the death of her father, divorce, a severe car accident, cancer and more. Despite life sending wave after wave of trials her way, Littler has stood tall and pro ...

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Lincoln Leapers heading to world championships

By Joanne McDonald NewsNow The dynamic Lincoln Leapers have earned their place at the world championship competitions this fall and they will be taking a power house of local talent to the virtual world stage. Originally slated for 2020 in ...

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Electrified creations go against the grain

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Colourful teal, blue and even red rivers flow like gems across a landscape dominated by dark lighting strikes. These aren’t abstract paintings or one-in-a-million photos. They are unique charcuterie boards, coaste ...

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BBBS searches for 30 in 30

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is an organization all about transforming lives. Its mentorship programs help shape young boys and girls to flourish and thrive by matching them with adult volunteers who ac ...

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Old man will be in a boat, soon, hopefully

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow At the first opportunity, Ian Robertson is going to be doing what he loves – sailing – but his next voyage will be decidedly different. The Grimsby resident has charted out a route which will take him ...

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Devastation for Lincoln family

By Tristan Marks NewsNow It began just as any other Sunday would for the Janssen family of Beamsville. Diana Janssen quickly popped out to the store around 4 p.m. while her husband, Mark, took a nap after a long day of yard work. Their son ...

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New book sheds light into the undercover world

By Tristan Marks NewsNow “There may be no more dangerous job in the world these days than being an undercover.” This quote is as true today as it was when NBC reporter Tom Brokaw said it on-air in 1990. Undercover, a new book from Crimi ...

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Carolinian forest expansion “natural” for Grimsby

By Tristan Marks NewsNow With some careful planning and an eye to detail, the Town of Grimsby has an opportunity to become an ecological hub and be recognized as the Carolinian Capital of Canada. That is the hope of Coun. Lianne V ...

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Local photographer donates proceeds from firefighter calendar to GBF

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Veteran photographer Mitchell Brown has found a way to give back to the community, while making use of his passion for taking photos of firefighters in action. Teaming up with the Grimsby Firefighters Association, B ...

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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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WLM Auxiliary member shares 1958 hospital bill

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow With decades of experience filing medical records at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, it’s no surprise Grimsby resident Irene Tarling would have a paper trail of her own memorable events. But it was ...

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A hero lives here

Painted rocks unite community during COVID-19 pandemic By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow The first rocks appeared the day that police and firefighters surrounded West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in a massive show of flashing lights sup ...

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Twenty years of advocacy: Waterfront trail a right of community, residents

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Dennis D’Alessandro calls a future three-kilometre waterfront trail one of the seven wonders of Grimsby. It will play a critical role in the economic prosperity of the Town and will provide for the ...

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Impatient Kellan makes hasty entrance

By Tristan Marks NewsNow He just couldn’t wait to come into the world. Kellan Long, born Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 lbs, shortly after 10 p.m., decided that he would not wait for his parents to make the long trip from their home in Smithville to S ...

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Queen Juliana made an impression

By Dorothy Turcotte NewsNow Immediately after WW II, many from the Netherlands chose to immigrate to Canada to start new lives. Before the war, however, Queen Juliana came to Canada in 1940 after the German occupation of her homel ...

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1K walk a profile in Grimsby three-year-old’s courage

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow “I remember saying to Dave, both of us in tears, Cooper still heavy in my arms… this is going to change our entire lives. I meant for the worse. But almost two years later and we’re starting to re ...

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