OPINION: Will residents step into council’s open forum?

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Monday’s meeting of Grimsby Town Council will prove interesting for many reason? A) Will enough show up for a quorum? B) Will council reconsider the Heritage Committee shuffle used to arbitrarily ...

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Opinion: Grimsby could use Easton’s advice

Not surprisingly, all anyone wanted to talk about this week was Grimsby council, as in, “What’s going on with Grimsby Council?” To which I would just shrug, cause I have absolutely no idea. It’s been like driving by an acc ...

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Opinion: Save Woodburn Cottage

Dear Editor, Regrettably, I was unable to attend the information meeting regarding Woodburn Cottage. I was rather disturbed that the Town Council did not support its Heritage Committee more forcefully in denying this development a ...

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Opinion: Ugh!

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The writing was on the wall at Grimsby town hall Monday night. If one could see through the thick, dank tension which filled the air, one could read “motion carried 5-4”. I had held out hope that a reasonable ...

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Opinion: Glimmer of hope for logic

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council giveth, and Grimsby council taketh away. At Monday’s meeting council finally got it right, or least got on the track to getting it right, where its code of conduct and associated whist ...

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Opinion: Grimsby council jumps the shark

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It is unfortunate that a term of Grimsby Town Council, which was launched with such wide-eyed optimism and positivity has, indeed, jumped the shark (Happy Days reference). If you are not sure what that ...

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Letter: Christina’s lights will shine on

Dear editor, Words are not enough to express our thanks and gratitude to our Maplewood estate neighbours, friends, family, Christina’s friends, complete strangers and our community for supporting us in raising funds for two char ...

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Opinion: Bylsma ouster done under smokescreen

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There are some very serious matters at hand this week, so let’s start with the most serious, by far. A Big Mac with bacon on it is not a Big Mac any longer, so let’s just get that out there. On to l ...

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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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