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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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Grimsby man aims to build Notre Dame, brick by lego brick

By Tristan Marks NewsNow No need to book a flight to Paris, France. A Grimsby man is building the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral right here in town brick by brick. Lego brick by Lego brick, that is. Jaimie Roser, owner and purveyor of Grimsby ...

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Vagaries of time and vandalism

Caistor Baptist Church to be torn down By Joanne McDonald NewsNow It’s been some time since an Alleluia rang out from the sanctuary of the Caistor Baptist Church. A once integral part of the community since it was built in 1864, ...

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Braver than her battle

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Gillian Mauro is no stranger to struggle. As an athlete, it is one of the things that defines her lifestyle: the struggle to maintain and grow her fitness, the struggle to triumph over fellow competitors. However, 1 ...

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Time: a critical factor in seeking help for a stroke

Retired NRP Constable Dave Dawson grateful to Hamilton Health Sciences By Joanne McDonald NewsNow Retired NRP Constable Dave Dawson got a second chance at life, a miracle thanks to the medical staff at Hamilton Health Sciences. But there wa ...

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Tips for teaching kids at home during COVID-19

Homeschool parent creates Facebook site to help with the transition By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Monica La Vella would definitely be on every child’s favourite teacher list. A Beamsville entrepreneur, La Vella has a class of t ...

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Detectives investigating animal theft in Grimsby

Niagara Region detectives are searching for a female suspect in the on-going investigation of the theft of a pure-bred donkey. The investigation has learned that in August of 2018, a four-year-old pure breed Mammoth Jackstock donk ...

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WW2 diaries “like finding Anne Frank’s diary”

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Engelina Hummel was only 11 years old when her native Netherlands was invaded by Germany. It was 1940 when she first put pen to paper to write her account of the Second World War. She could not have forese ...

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Grimsby ballet dancer invited to compete at elite international event

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Dreams really do come true. Grimsby ballerina Maggie Weatherdon has been invited to participate in the 2020 Prix de Lausanne, the world’s premier ballet competition for young dancers. Maggie and her fami ...

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From the Legion to the sea and back again

By Tristan Marks For NewsNow Navy veteran Barry Stark’s warm demeanor contrasts against the brisk and overcast Nov. 2 afternoon. He stands in his full Royal Canadian Legion uniform; from his naval beret to four medals across his ...

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Dancing dads delight daughters at NAPA Recital

By Tristan Marks For NewsNow These dads want to do more than just sit on the sidelines. The Niagara Academy of the Performing Arts (NAPA) “Dancing Dudes” team is made up of dance dads who wanted to get more involved with their ...

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