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Opinion: Economy needs attention now

It is only fitting in an edition in which we give a very classy former MP Shirley Martin a send off and have coverage of Canada’s federal election to review the not-so-surprising status of our national political scene. Simply, i ...

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Grimsby man arrested for child porn

As a result of a six-month investigation, a Grimsby man was arrested by Niagara Regional Police on several child pornography related charges. In April of 2021, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Sexual Assault Unit ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 23: Remembering Shirley Martin ft. Dean Allison

In this episode, Mike once again sits down with Niagara West MP Dean Allison, refresh from his re-election earlier in the week. The analyze the election results with data from both West Niagara and the wider country. Afterwards, t ...

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Lions food drive gathers 28k lbs

The 32nd annual Beamsville & District Lions Food Drive pulled in 28,000 lbs of food and other supplies for Community Care of West Niagara (CCWN) on Saturday. Volunteers from the Lions Club and wider community worked from 8 a.m ...

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Grimsby Music LIVE finale Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.

Grimsby Music LIVE@The Woolverton wraps up its inaugural season tonight with a grand finale show at 13 Mountain St. Event organizers Jon and Sara Acheson have invited back all of the performers for a final show to close off the ou ...

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Grimsby Legion Wingfest Saturday evening

  Grimsby’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 127 will host a Wing Fest event this Saturday from 3-7 p.m. The event will be complete with all the fixin’s, including karaoke, which runs from 4-7 p.m. The Legion is located at 233 ...

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Opinion: Thanks for everything, Shirley Martin

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There are some columns which just write themselves. Then there are those you really don’t want to write. This is one of the latter. As you will have seen, good reader, Shirley Martin died last week after a long ...

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Former MP, humanitarian Shirley Martin dead

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There are pillars of the community and then there are those who comprise the base on which those pillars stand. The Honourable Shirley Martin was a big portion of the base on which Niagara West is formed. Shirley ...

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Allison triumphant in Niagara West

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow After whirlwind campaign, a tight federal election run brought Canadians right back around to where they started – including in Niagara West with the re-election of Dean Allison on Monday night. W ...

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Opinion: Round 1 in books for The Woolverton

A major downtown development was the subject of an initial public meeting for Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments Monday night. The proposal – at the corner of Elm and Mountain – is for a seven-storey apartment b ...

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Opinion: Say it ain’t so, Lincoln…

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow As stated last week when I clearly outlined how Grimsby Councillors Kevin Ritchie and Dave Kadwell would engineer things to ensure they both got a spot on the Grimsby/Lincoln Joint Fire Services Committ ...

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WLCC to distribute Thanksgiving hampers

West Lincoln Community Care (WLCC) is set to help its food bank clients in West Lincoln celebrate Thanksgiving with a meal hamper program. The food bank will distribute these hampers during the week of Sept. 27. Donations will be ...

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Grimsby Beach stands up for trees

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Not all trees are created equal. While every tree can act as a carbon dioxide sink, it takes up to 269 saplings to do the work of just one of the old growth trees standing in Grimsby Beach. These trees are multi-tal ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 22: Hike for Hospice 2021 ft. Pamela Blackwood

Once again, McNally House Hospice’s annual Hike for Hospice will be taking place in the Fall. Unlike last year, the hospice event will be taking place in person once more, although those still uncomfortable with larges crowd ...

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Parking, height key concern on The Woolverton

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The Woolverton – a proposed seven-storey, 74-unit apartment building at the corner of Elm and Mountain in downtown Grimsby – took an initial step Monday with a public meeting dealing with Of ...

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Downtown Grimsby courtyard: From vision to reality

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Pedestrians walking through Downtown Grimsby may notice that the alleyway next to Harmony Jewellers looks a little different, maybe even a lot different. As of last Friday, the pedestrian access between Main Street ...

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Cast your vote!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: All Niagara West federal election candidates declared as of Wednesday, Sept. 8 were asked to submit up to 650 word commentaries offering NewsNow readers an outline on why they deserve your vote. All received are printed as ...

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Lions food drive Sept. 18

Get those donations ready for this Saturday. The Beamsville & District Lions will be going from house to house picking up donations of food and other sundries for Community Care of West Niagara (CCWN) on September 18. Donors are asked t ...

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Joint Fire Services Committee: Lincoln mirrors Grimsby’s move

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Lincoln has has taken another series of steps on the path of merging its fire service with the Town of Grimsby’s. Council passed several joint fire service bylaws at a Sept. 7 special council ...

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Jordan kept off joint fire service committee

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It took a “surprise” amendment initiated by Coun. Dave Sharpe and a motion to restructure how council would vote, but five Grimsby councillors managed to alter the joint fire services terms of refer ...

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