Opinion

Opinion: One Team one BIG project

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow So, now that it is done and out the door, let’s talk a little One Team. One Dream. Magazine. That is the biggest, most work-intensive publication I have ever worked on as a one-off project. I worked o ...

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Opinion: Grimsby Power a keeper

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow So let’s talk a little Grimsby Power this week. Simply, this is a hydro utility owned by you – the taxpayers of Grimsby. Grimsby town council acts as the shareholder. With this piece, there is z ...

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Opinion: Another cringe-worthy moment

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Nobody wonders why, in last week’s offering, I noted grave concern the current Grimsby council could decide the fate of the Town’s fire department by entering into a pilot program to amalgamate Grim ...

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Opinion: Pot calls kettle black

It was hilarious to see Coun. Randy Vaine accuse the minority four of seeking ways to change the process when they get an answer they don’t like. This related to a motion seeking to change the procedural bylaw to require a two-t ...

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Opinion: Fire move risky but needed

If you’re going to make an omlette, you’re going to have to break a few eggs. And if you want to preserve a high-quality and ultra economically friendly volunteer fire department, a merger is likely in your future. Grimsby and ...

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Opinion: All aboard the SS Grimsby, headed for abyss

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There really is only one explanation for Coun. Kevin Ritchie acting like a horse’s behind at nearly every Grimsby council meeting. His ongoing attempts to hamstring the powers of and discredit Mayor J ...

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Opinion: Grimsby council goes full Leafs

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council is the Toronto Maple Leafs of municipal politics. When this group was put together by its general manager – the voting public – it was built for speed and success. There was ...

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Opinion: Seriously, vegan honey?

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow So Catherine and I were watching a Quebec version of Dragon’s Den last week when something that was just plain silly popped up. The fellow was pitching a new line of honey he has come up with and R ...

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Opinion: Habs will crush Leafs…no doubt

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow For those of you who want to get super hammered this holiday weekend, I have a drinking game for you. Now, this space and this publication is every bit a no-fly zone for all things dealing with councill ...

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Opinion: Front line workers can’t be thanked enough

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Brave, traditionally, may not be a word one might attach to the nursing profession. These days, that has changed a lot. Brave, mentally tough, dedicated are just a few of the adjectives which can now be ...

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Opinion: Chief salutes “unwavering commitment”

This week, from May 9 to 15 marks Police Week 2021. The theme for Police Week 2021 is “Working Together to Keep our Communities Safe”. This has never been more true, than through the past 14 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, wh ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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