Opinion

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 ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Wood not water soluble, is it?

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow This week is a bit of a “corner turner” if you will on a few fronts. With the new super school site for West Niagara Secondary the latest – and likely the most complete information the public is likely to s ...

Read Post »


Letter: Appreciative resident thanks Lincoln staffer, EMS workers, WLMH team

(Editor’s Note: Last week’s edition included a rare opinion piece on the front page. This week, another rarity, a Letter to the Editor on the front, from a very appreciative reader. Mr. Goldhang was the subject of a story last week afte ...

Read Post »

A man sits to the right of his wife, bith sitting at a restaurant table and smiling at the camera.

Opinion: Time for Grimsby 4 to resign

Grimsby residents know who they are. Mayor Jeff Jordan Coun. Dorothy Bothwell Coun. Reg Freake Coun. Lianne Vardy These elected officials’ services are clearly redundant and obviously no longer required, so they may as well just pack it i ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Et tu, Harnick? Not!

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Vindictiveness. Hate. Childishness. Spite. Stubbornness. Bullying. Manipulation. Ridiculousness. When one asks, what would possess the publisher to give up four full pages of space to one silly council story, loo ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Town of Grimsby needs to shuffle the deck, again

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Tuesday night of this week was Grimsby’s first – and really its only public session – for input into the 2021 budget process. Few residents would know that, because the was no proper public notice. ...

Read Post »


Opinion: SLHS good enough for elementary students, renovating current sites worthwhile

Dear Editor, Much has already been written about the proposed new High School to be built on the border between Grimsby and Beamsville. As a former student of GDSS and retired teacher of BDSS I would like to make a few additional ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Great feedback on drawings, keep it coming

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Considering it is the dead of winter, there’s a lot going on. Not all good things, like community events and such…miss those. Normally this time of year we would be raising the flag on registrat ...

Read Post »


Opinion: An Emotional Pandemic

By Flavio Iammarino For NewsNow At this present moment we are living under a dark cloud which I call FEAR. When we speak of fear it means there is an absence of courage, and what fuels courage is FAITH. With faith we can focus and believe t ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Grimsby 5 shooting in the dark

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow When I coined the term Grimsby 5 it was not without a lot of forethought. It was not done to demean those who are part of “the gang”. It was really just to try to show that there was a group on coun ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Province needs to step up

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It may seem odd to quote a Niagara Falls mayor – from a completely separate issue – regarding a Niagara West matter which had nothing to do with the comment’s origin save for one critical ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Info flow needs improving

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Think of all the arguments, discussions, debates you have ever had with a friend, wife/husband, common law spouse or any other configuration of relationship you can conjure in your memory. When the “j ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Staying positive in Grimsby

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow This space has been filled with plenty of comments piling on Grimsby council going on 5-6 years. Now, the current bunch has only been on the clock just over two years and they have taken on a personalit ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Mixed bag to kick off 2021

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Hat Trick Hockey will do its bit to maintain some level of normalcy in a ridiculous time. The venerable contest returns for a 26th season in Niagara West with this week’s edition thanks to very unders ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Mayor Easton gives year-end thoughts

(Editor’s note: we requested West Niagara’s Mayors for a review of 2020 and a look into 2021.) By Sandra Easton Mayor, Town of Lincoln For NewsNow As we close out 2020, I reflect on the challenges, hopes, and accomplishments w ...

Read Post »


Opinion: WL council ready to revive, post-COVID

(Editor’s note: we requested West Niagara’s Mayors for a review of 2020 and a look into 2021.) By Dave Bylsma Mayor, Twp. of West Lincoln For NewsNow To suggest that 2020 was a year of an unprecedented use of the word unpreced ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Major achievements in tough year, says Jordan

(Editor’s note: we requested West Niagara’s Mayors for a review of 2020 and a look into 2021.) By Jeff Jordan Mayor, Town of Grimsby For NewsNow It is customary as the New Year approaches that we look back and reflect ...

Read Post »


Opinion: High school build problems easily foreseen

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Before I get into the serious problems with the new Niagara West high school build, I would just like to note Grimsby is 3-4 more ridiculous moves away by the Grimsby 5 from ensuring Main Street East tu ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Apologies to Clement C. Moore

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow ‘Twas the night before lockdown, when all through town hall, Not a “5” member was silent, they continued to bawl. Their mics were all muted in a quick blur, Due to super annoying shouts of ‘poin ...

Read Post »


Opinion: Makeshift parade just took off

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The vast majority of people will be ecstatic to see 2020 in the rearview mirror…when we finally can. I consider myself among that lot. Many businesses are struggling through and everybody is looki ...

Read Post »


Local News Matters! Help Support News Now with a Voluntary Subscription

Would you like to support NewsNow in its efforts? This is your opportunity.

Get Details