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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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Region plans heightened COVID-19 safety measures

Ontario, including Niagara, is at a precarious point in the pandemic. Average cases in Niagara, while declining, remain almost as high as at the worst of the first wave, according to officials with Niagara’s department of he ...

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Small step for West Lincoln a big step for future planning

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Last Thursday’s virtual public meeting for West Lincoln’s urban boundary expansion was another small step in a very big process. Consultants rolled out two possible concepts for expanding Smithville’ ...

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With Niagara in Grey Vaccine roll out even more key

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow With Niagara Region being the only one left in Grey-Lockdown mode of 28 regions in Ontario to see an upgrade in the COVID response framework this week, many have turned their attention to the rollout of ...

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Habitat Niagara ReStore to re-open for in-store shopping

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Niagara’s ReStore in Grimsby will re-open its doors for for in-store shopping on Tuesday, Feb. 16. During the recent lockdown, Habitat Niagara’s ReStores were closed under the provincial order, howev ...

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Much of Ontario opens, Niagara stays Grey

Much of Ontario is opening up from lockdown and going back onto the province’s COVID-19 response framework’s Red Zone, but Niagara Region is not one of them. Niagara is the lone municipality of the 27 which received an ...

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Sign issue at council Monday

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A sign posted on Main Street East in Grimsby has town hall in a flap. The sign read, “Who speaks for the people of Ward 3?” Ward 3 councillors are John Dunstall and Randy Vaine. Last week, Clerk Sarah Kim sai ...

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Praises sung for new high school

Lincoln Council was aglow Monday night as Mat Miller, soon-to-be principal of the new West Niagara Secondary School (WNSS) announced that the new super school will open its doors to 1,500 students in September 2022. Miller present ...

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If downtown Grimsby was a blank canvas…

Grimsby DIA offers possibilities with creative visioning exercise By Joanne McDonald NewsNow When life hands you lemons, re-envision your downtown. That was the view Grimsby’s Downtown Improvement Area board of directors took over the las ...

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Region warns of phone scam about COVID-19 vaccines

​Niagara Region Public Health has received a number of reports of a phone scam in the area about the COVID-19 vaccine. Nobody is calling residents in any official capacity to schedule vaccine appointments at this time, and will never ask ...

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WLMH COVID-19 outbreak “declared over”

Hamilton Health Sciences issued a notice Monday afternoon noting the COVID-19 outbreak from Jan. 20 is over. “We are pleased to share that the COVID-19 outbreak on WLMH’s C-Ward has been declared over by Niagara Public Health, effec ...

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Province relaxes COVID restrictions, effective in Niagara Feb. 16

Today Premier Doug Ford announced COVID restrictions are being relaxed in much of Ontario re-implementing the colour-coded framework. Some highlights include: ·         Provincial state of emergency expires Feb. 9 and is ...

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Niagara schools return to in-person learning on Feb.8

Education Minister Stephen Lecce has announced the dates for the return of in-person learning in all remaining Ontario public health units (PHUs). Elementary and secondary schools in the Niagara Region Public Health will return ...

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Resident threatened with charge under Elections Act for sign

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Nearly two weeks later, Grimsby residents are still in shock, if not disbelief at news of possible charges under the Elections Act that were threatened due to a lawn sign he put up in early January. The sign, whi ...

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DSBN woes not in Grimsby council’s jurisdiction

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A notice of motion at Grimsby council to have the new Niagara West super school cost overruns investigated and for District School Board of Niagara investigate alternatives to keep current high schools ...

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WLMH to Stage 3 with $15 million more in support

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A step up to Stage 3 of the hospital planning process and an additional $15 million in provincial government support is welcomed news for all involved with West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. In an announcement Tuesd ...

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NRP warns of gift card scam

The Niagara Regional Police Service has warned members of the public about frauds involving the purchasing of gift cards. The scam works by the victims receiving emails or texts from scammers pretending to be someone they know and ...

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Tragedy in Beamsville

  UPDATED POLICE INFORMATION Niagara Regional Police responded to a call for a serious collision on Greenlane Road in Beamsville at 4:15 p.m. on Monday evening to find a four-year-old boy in critical condition. Officers arriv ...

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Ophardt gets $2 million grant

Ophardt Hygiene Technologies Inc. received a $2 million grant to expand their soap and sanitizer dispenser manufacturing capacity from the provincial government. With Ontario’s support, Ophardt will expand its facilities and mov ...

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Cole’s open and ready to serve

Yes, the future for Cole’s Florist will be at a new location, but in the short-term, the team is ready to serve the community and its customers. “When people found out we had sold the land, they thought we were closing; not at all,” s ...

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