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Grimsby man aims to build Notre Dame, brick by lego brick

By Tristan Marks NewsNow No need to book a flight to Paris, France. A Grimsby man is building the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral right here in town brick by brick. Lego brick by Lego brick, that is. Jaimie Roser, owner and purveyor of Grimsbyâ ...

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Opinion: Heritage wins, WLMH weakened

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was a bumper crop of quality local news this week, I just wish it was more positive. Really, it’s a good mix ranging from unfortunate to weird. At the unfortunate end of the scale, we have West Lin ...

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WLMH’s OBS continues erosion

With births redirected into January, at least, midwives announce exodus if “24/7 coverage” not re-started By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While the provincial government has repeated its commitment to have all services restored to ...

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Coady resigns West Lincoln council seat

But council, by virtue of deadlock, refuses to accept, leaving status in limbo By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln Coun. Christopher Coady resigned his seat last week, but half of the remaining council didn’t want to hear it I ...

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Opinion: Heritage follows proper course

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There was an interesting set of bookends at last Tuesday’s Heritage Committee meeting. The Zoom meeting started with members of the committee introducing themselves, except chair John Dunstall – ...

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Dynamic duo run “double marathon” for cancer research in one day

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Imagine running a 42 km (26 miles) marathon, and when you finish it, run another – no stopping. Then imagine this was done not on a flat, well-paved road, but actually on the Bruce Trail. That is ...

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Study recommendation approved after appeal

Heritage committee overturns Chair Dunstall’s ruling to delay Main Street East study to Nov. By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Last Tuesday’s Grimsby Heritage Advisory Committee had it all – many updates on key heritage proper ...

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Niagara Region waste collection goes bi-weekly, begins Oct. 19

By Tristan Marks NewsNow There will be some changes to waste collection throughout Niagara come Monday, Oct. 19. Residents, take note: garbage collection will now come every other week instead of weekly, among other changes. Blue/ ...

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Opinion: Grimsby: Is your councillor working for you? Part Two

Dear Editor, Having given permission to NewsNow to publish my private email of last week to the mayor and council, regarding planning staff’s proposal to hold a PUBLIC Zoom meeting with regards to a submission for the redevelopm ...

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Opinion: Casablanca project positive, but beware

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was a warm and fuzzy meeting for the Casablanca Inn open house last week when nary a member of the public wound up being part of the question and answer process. The project is massive. In the past, ...

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