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COVID-19 outbreak at WLMH

In consultation with Niagara Public Health Services, an outbreak has been declared on C Ward of WLMH after two patients and two staff have tested positive. The two patients have been transferred to COVID-19 units at the Hamilton G ...

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WLMH rebuild garners $12.6 million Region support

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow With Lincoln Reg. Coun. Rob Foster in the lead-off position and Grimsby Mayor hitting clean up, Niagara West officials got 21 per cent – $12.6 million – in financial support for West Lincoln ...

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DSBN claims it was initially unaware super school site contaminated

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The new Niagara West super school money pit will get deeper – and now has the attention of the Ministry of Education – before things get any better. As first reported in NewsNow Dec. 31, the ...

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Applications open for $20K small business grants

Province providing up to $20,000 for eligible businesses impacted by province-wide shutdown As of this morning, Jan. 15, the Ontario government has opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, ...

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Main Street East development proposal turning heads

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While those involved in the proposed Losani Homes development slated for the current Cole’s Florist lands believe their project fits the local streetscape, many neighbours in the area would beg to differ. The d ...

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Two-tier Region funding proposal blindsides WLMH fundraisers

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Everything West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild fundraising team thought they knew changed with an email Monday. Ron Tripp, Niagara Region’s acting chief administrative officer, informed the gro ...

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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 ...

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Sassafras converts space to grocery/food retail

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Scott Brownlee is proof positive that necessity is the mother of invention. COVID-19 impacts bringing on the lockdown and ban of in-restaurant dining has necessitated some sort of invention to enable Brownlee’s ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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