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Opinion: Time is now for West Lincoln

It was noted on this page last year when it was learned West Lincoln would be getting into a major planning study for future residential development in Smithville that they should plan now to preserve green space within that urban ...

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Br&E study struggles to finish, report coming

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Little interest and weak survey response have been an ongoing challenge facing those conducting a business retention and expansion (BRE) study for the Town of Grimsby, says project lead Susan Manuel. The c ...

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Knights of Columbus bottle drive Oct. 16

The Grimsby Knights of Columbus will hold their fall drivethru bottle drive on Saturday. The event will take place in the St. Joseph Parish parking lot on 135 Livingston Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 26: The Spirits Festival ft. Nicki Inch

Events on the Thirty, the group behind the Thirty Road Market has planned a special event for October. This event, The Spirits Festival, will combine Halloween spookiness with a wide selection of Craft Distilleries & Breweries ...

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Campaign to help Smithville mother of three fight cancer

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Friends and family of a Smithville woman are hoping to rally the community and help connect her with cancer treatment. Kristina Olinski suffers from an extremely rare, aggressive form of cancer called Acral Lentigin ...

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Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday

The Grimsby & District Lions and Grimsby Secondary School will host a car wash & dine fundraising event this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the rear GSS parking lot. Participants can get a carwash for $20 and a jumbo Lion ...

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Shop Grimsby campaign a success: CAO

With no measurables or program milestones attached, assessing any outcome for a Town of Grimsby/Grimsby Chamber of Commerce shop local campaign is impossible, says Richard Dunda. Dunda, a member of Grimsby Economic Development Advisory Comm ...

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West Lincoln working through key planning study

By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln residents had another chance to give their input into the ongoing Smithville Master Community Plan study at a second Public Information Centre (PIC) held virtually last Wednesday, Oct. 6. Township of We ...

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Opinion: Another sad chapter

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow When the wheels come off at Grimsby council, the vehicle does not just pull to a stop and dysfunction reigns. No, this crew takes that vehicle, makes a hard right and drives on rims right off the edge o ...

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Opinion: Let’s fix that post haste

1:58:33 “Huh, no it wasn’t” That was Coun. Randy Vaine’s response when Coun. Lianne Vardy asked him to show his face at Monday’s council meeting Zoom while an Integrity Commissioner complaint against him was dealt with and contend ...

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Charity pairs veterans with PTSD-fighting K9s

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Dogs can be more than just man’s best friend, sometimes they’re the very thing that keeps a person going. Service dogs that help the blind and physically disabled are a well known part of life for many, but for ...

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WLMH’s Take It To The Finish enters public fundraising phase

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow What certainly has been a marathon for many in Niagara West, the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital rebuild project may just be nearing the homestretch. With the construction of the new hospital out for ten ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 25: WLMH Take it to the Finish Line ft. Andrew Smith

After two decades of heartbreak, struggle and passion, the people of West Niagara will finally get their new hospital. As the project moves ever closer to the shovels in the ground, the WLMH Foundation is moving quickly to get the ...

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Jordan cleared of 19 allegations by IC

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby Mayor Jeff Jordan was cleared of 19 allegations on Monday made in an Integrity Commissioner complaint. The complaint, filed by Councillors Kevin Ritchie, John Dunstall and Randy Vaine was summar ...

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West Lincoln eyes expansion

By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln’s review of expanding its urban boundaries is taking another big step this week with a virtual public meeting set for Wednesday (Oct. 6). That meeting comes on the heels of an update at the ...

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IC reports set off explosive council session

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow What is left of Grimsby council’s integrity got another black eye Monday when Coun. Randy Vaine erupted in a tirade as discussion regarding him being in breach of the Town’s Code of Conduct for harassment got ...

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Opinion: Lions a great community example

Congratulations to Doug Burton and Roger Judge on their recognition as Life Members of the Beamsville & District Lions Club. Anyone who has dealt with the Lions in the last couple of decades would undoubtedly have come across ...

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Opinion: Lots to learn from Indigenous people

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow So, it’s Sept. 30. Yes, you may be seeing this a day early or a day late, but this edition of stellar prose is in our Sept. 30 edition, so let’s stick with that for the purposes of this week’s theme. There ...

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No overtime for Grimsby council

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Crickets. That is all Mayor Jeff Jordan heard when he he asked for a mover and seconder on a motion to extend Grimsby council past the 11 p.m. hour. For the second time in recent months, council members ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 24: Return of the Peach Kings ft. Simon Duong

This week Peach Kings co-owner Simon Duong joins Mike on the podcast. Together they talk about the upcoming hockey season, the toll of lost years on players, what will be done for safety at the Peach Kings Centre arena and plans f ...

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