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Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2

Province Outlines Plans to Make Pfizer Vaccine Available to Youth Aged 12 to 17 With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of ...

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Nursing Week: a snapshot into the highs and lows

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A nurse’s life is filled with the highest of highs and lowest of lows – none of it they control. These days those extremes are tested on an almost daily basis. For Grimsby’s Danielle Field, her decision ...

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Basil best for busting mental blahs

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Basil isn’t just for seasoning, it has stress-beating properties that are perfect for aiding mental wellness this Mental Health Awareness Month. GBF has been handing out the helpful herb as part of the organizatio ...

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OPINION: Show before the show as Dunstall wants to send home resident, marbles and all

  Ya know, good reader, it really is no fun to cover Grimsby council. It used to be something to which I would look forward. It was an event; to sit back and just wait for something truly silly or outlandish to unfold. Now it ...

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McKeil’s $1 million donation gets ball rolling for McNally campaign

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow From a chance conversation years ago at Jazz On The Ridge, to a $1 million donation to kick start a major expansion campaign, things have come full circle for Blair and Kathy McKeil and McNally House Ho ...

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WLMH build local share down to $50M

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The good news keeps on coming for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild process – this time the local share needed for the $200 million build will be $50 million, not $60 million as initially ...

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Lincoln gets $60k aiding accessibility

  Town of Lincoln will receive $60,000 funding through the Province of Ontario’s Inclusive Community Grant Program (ICGP) – the maximum for which a municipality can apply. The ICGP funds projects in small urban or rur ...

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Parks open, skateparks closed

Considerable confusion reigned supreme over the weekend for parents and youth alike over protocols regarding Niagara West skateparks. Many youth populated Grimsby’s Skatepark, while others were upset being turned away from Linco ...

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Grimsby bylaw change covers non-authorized bank signatures

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Another 5-4 vote at Grimsby council Monday night will allow for a town procedural bylaw change which backdates signatory processes to cover early April. At issue for the dissenting four members of counc ...

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WLMH build short list set

    By Mike Williscraft NewsNow West Lincoln Memorial Hospital clicked by another vital milestone Monday with the three teams which qualified to bid on the build project being announced. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and H ...

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WLMH ORs shutdown to max COVID capacities

The pressure within Ontario and on our hospital due to COVID-19 is escalating rapidly and Hamilton Health Sciences is feeling it across its system – including West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. “HHS continues to create capacity for cri ...

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Lincoln public nuisance bylaw tackles cannabis odour

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Lincoln’s new nuisance bylaw is an example of “a small town thinking big,” says Coun. Mike Mikolic. Lincoln council passed a comprehensive nuisance bylaw on Monday, which set fines and pr ...

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Decision to make Mayor Jordan pay “not enforceable”

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow “The resolution is not enforceable, correct?” “That’s correct.” That exchange at Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting between Grimsby Coun. Lianne Vardy and the Town’s legal couns ...

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Climate protest at RBC scrubbed out

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Grimsby sent in the big guns to ensure a public Grimsby sidewalk was clean and clear – of chalk. Sophie Krouse stood outside RBC last week to raise awareness of Canadian banks investments in the fo ...

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Welland Armed Person Incident Ends in Grimsby

Yesterday, Niagara Regional Police (NRP) officers from district 3 (Welland) arrested to male suspects in Grimsby in connection to a domestic violence investigation in the City of Welland. On April 14 2021 at approximately 6:20 p.m ...

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Bentley calls biodigester law suit “publicity stunt”

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It has been a long time since anyone heard an iota about the Town of Grimsby’s civil suit filed against former biodigester management, but former mayor Bob Bentley said on the weekend that should chan ...

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Petition seeking intervention takes off

By Tristan Marks NewsNow An online petition seeking a province-led investigation into administrative issues at the Town of Grimsby was launched last week, clicking by the 1,000 milestone Monday. Grimsby resident Mark Kossek posted the petit ...

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More COVID-19 vaccination clinic dates available for booking

To meet the demand for COVID vaccination appointments, Niagara Region Public Health has announced added clinic dates are now available on provincial booking portal: • April 19-20 – Pelham, Meridian Community Centre • April 2 ...

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Lincoln to envision Master Plan for future Vineland

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Vineland of the future might become an important urban hub for the Town of Lincoln in the future. Council passed a motion at last week’s meeting that directed staff to undergo an “envisioning exerc ...

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Grimsby videographer has seen a lot, captured it all, award nominated

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Like a lot of kids, Mike Rilstone was bored growing up in Grimsby. It didn’t take long for him to realize his time could be put to good use, though. “I think it came from – like a lot of kids ...

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