Opinion

Teachers’ work-to-rule out of step

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow I’ve said it before, and I will likely say it again, but all public sector employees – provincial and federal, including MPPS and MPs – should take a 10 per cent wage roll back until budge ...

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Opinion: Team Troll lines up for misguided shots

I’ve said it before and I am sure I’ll say it again at some point, but social media has absolutely no redeeming value, none, save for helping with an Amber Alert or some emergency, life-saving measure. The rest, the world woul ...

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Opinion: The annual ‘Twas the Night Before…

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow (With apologies to Clement C Moore…) ‘Twas the night before council, when all through town hall, Not a creature was stirring, shocked, after getting the call; Council were settled all snug in th ...

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Grimsby council, less twiddling please

Dear Editor, Two takeaways from Monday night’s Grimsby Town Council meeting: First, the director and the program manager of GO implementation for the Niagara Region made a presentation in favour of “On Demand Transit.” Fortu ...

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Opinion: From the sublime to the ridiculous

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Trolls unite! Funny how just last week I was noting in this space what a waste of time and energy social media can be. Then, along comes our DIA Festive Fridays main event and – Poof! We have our ...

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Opinion: All aboard the politically correct bus…not

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow   I don’t want to whine too closely to the Christmas season, so I better get this off my chest now. Never in a million years did I think an ounce of ink would have to be exhausted in defence of J ...

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Opinion: Tons on the go over next couple of weeks

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Another grab bag this week in an attempt to cover some ground… Judging by the response Monday night, I would have to say Grimsby’s Mayor Jeff Jordan and town staff made lemonade from some lemons ...

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Letter: MPAC part of equation

Dear Editor, Read your column of Nov. 21 and specifically the comments relating to MPAC and, yes, you are right about the impact it will have on many if not all municipal taxes. The impact of MPAC re-assessments is the right thing ...

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Opinion: Hear that? It’s MPAC rollin’ down the track

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow   A couple of things to touch on, so let’s jump in. Yes, there is a new filing in the $18 million civil claim regarding the biodigester in Grimsby. No, I am not going to add a single thing to it. ...

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Opinion: Public needs to see this in open court

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow All I can say about the defence filed in the Town of Grimsby et al $18 million civil suit vs Bentley, Detenbeck and Panetta is, I just hope this gets to open court. By the time you get to this page, you ...

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