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Bounce back continues on Main St.

By Joanne McDonald NewsNow Initial efforts to restore some level of normalcy to downtown commerce in Grimsby have gone well, says Mayor Jeff Jordan. Jordan, one of town council’s liaison members of the Grimsby Downtown Improvement Area (D ...

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Time: a critical factor in seeking help for a stroke

Retired NRP Constable Dave Dawson grateful to Hamilton Health Sciences By Joanne McDonald NewsNow Retired NRP Constable Dave Dawson got a second chance at life, a miracle thanks to the medical staff at Hamilton Health Sciences. But there wa ...

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Expansion, promotion inject life back into downtown Grimsby

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The first weekend with a temporary reconfiguration of Grimsby’s Main Street core is in the books with positive comments and a strong response the prevailing themes Last Thursday morning cement barriers were ins ...

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A woman holds up a pair of pants to examine them.

DeSantis puts crowning touch on Beamsville development

July 16 marked a ceremonial end to the most impactful residential development Beamsville has ever seen. Homes By DeSantis hosted a ribbon cutting for its Centreville project, the final phase of the development project which reinvented the s ...

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Several members of council and developer Gabe DeSantis cut a ceremonial ribbon.

Niagara Regional Council adopts mandatory mask by-law to combat spread of COVID-19

Last night, July 23, as part of their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Niagara Regional Council approved a by-law making it mandatory to wear a face covering or non-medical mask in enclosed public places.     The by-law comes into ...

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NPCA reports illegal gatherings at NPCA

As part of Phase 2, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s (NPCA) 41 conservation sites were opened to the public. While visitors are able to enjoy the great outdoors once again, the NPCA has noted that some have been vi ...

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Opinion: Integrity Commissioner got an eyeful

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Last week was a tough week for many reasons, but it was the kind of week when you take one for the team. I didn’t average an hour a day for time spent on this edition…I hate these 12-pagers. It ...

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Grimsby councillor roasted by Integrity Commish

Coun. Kevin Ritchie recommended for censure for “premeditated action…designed to malign and insult” By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby Integrity Commissioner (IC), Charles A. Harnick, had a lot to say at Monday’s council meetin ...

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Town of Grimsby

Whirlwind effort for Main St. change

By Joanne McDonald NewsNow If area residents notice a lot of hustle and bustle in downtown Grimsby this Thursday that is thanks to a whirlwind of organizing to shift Main Street’s pedestrian walkway onto north side parking. The ...

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Niagara gets Stage 3 green light for this Friday

Niagara Region is among the seven regions which the Ontario government will allow to enter Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery this Friday, July 26. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and is based on p ...

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