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NewsNow Podcast: Episode 2

This week Mike welcomes Mark Kossek, a Grimsby resident so frustrated with the state of Grimsby Council that he started a petition asking the Province to intervene. Kossek’s petition clicked past the 1000 signatures mark in ...

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Welland Armed Person Incident Ends in Grimsby

Yesterday, Niagara Regional Police (NRP) officers from district 3 (Welland) arrested to male suspects in Grimsby in connection to a domestic violence investigation in the City of Welland. On April 14 2021 at approximately 6:20 p.m ...

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Bentley calls biodigester law suit “publicity stunt”

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It has been a long time since anyone heard an iota about the Town of Grimsby’s civil suit filed against former biodigester management, but former mayor Bob Bentley said on the weekend that should chan ...

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Petition seeking intervention takes off

By Tristan Marks NewsNow An online petition seeking a province-led investigation into administrative issues at the Town of Grimsby was launched last week, clicking by the 1,000 milestone Monday. Grimsby resident Mark Kossek posted the petit ...

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More COVID-19 vaccination clinic dates available for booking

To meet the demand for COVID vaccination appointments, Niagara Region Public Health has announced added clinic dates are now available on provincial booking portal: • April 19-20 – Pelham, Meridian Community Centre • April 2 ...

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Saturday Bottle Drive events cancelled

Two West Niagara bottle drives have been following the Province’s new COVID lockdown restrictions. Both the Beamsville Knights of Columbus (KofC) bottle drive and the Grimsby Lions bottle drive, which were set to happen Satu ...

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Lincoln to envision Master Plan for future Vineland

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Vineland of the future might become an important urban hub for the Town of Lincoln in the future. Council passed a motion at last week’s meeting that directed staff to undergo an “envisioning exerc ...

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NewsNow Podcast: Episode 1

This marks the world premier of the very first episode of NewNow Radio: WLMH Rebuild Update. Tune in and listen to NewNow’s brand new weekly podcast as Mike sits down with HHS director of redevelopment Bart DeVries to discus ...

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Grimsby videographer has seen a lot, captured it all, award nominated

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Like a lot of kids, Mike Rilstone was bored growing up in Grimsby. It didn’t take long for him to realize his time could be put to good use, though. “I think it came from – like a lot of kids ...

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Grimsby open air burn permit applications accepted starting April 9

  A new open air burn bylaw is now in effect since it was ratified by Grimsby council last night, April 6. After soliciting opinion in an open air fire survey over a span of 45 days, and getting the “largest response in tow ...

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Local groundwork being set for “recall” law

New citizens groups – virtual, physical and social media – have all been organized in Grimsby over the last month with a common goal at the heart of their discussion – new recall legislation for municipal politic ...

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CAO moves create a “Now-toxic environment” – Former Mayor Bob Bentley

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The fallout and reaction from another four staff members being dismissed from the Town of Grimsby last week was magnified by a disturbing pattern which goes back to early 2020, says Grimsby’s former m ...

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Town hall purge devastates Grimsby staff

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow “If you work for the Town of Grimsby, no matter who you are, your job is not safe. You could be the Pope and in charge of a daily prayer and you could be gone tomorrow.” That comment came last week from a Tow ...

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Rockway Vineyards set to host Niagara’s first senior tour final

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow What started out as chatter over a beverage or two in the summer of 2020 has now blossomed into Niagara Region’s first seniors golf tour. “Our tour will be called The Niagara Senior Men’s Golf Tou ...

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Grimsby clinic dates added April 15-16

Monday morning saw several thousand new appointments booked as the provincial booking portal opened up to Niagara residents who are turning 70 or older in 2021 (born in 1951 or earlier). As a result of this strong turnout, all Niagara area ...

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Residents reject Main East condo

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Glitches, sound issues and a full system reboot did not keep Grimsby residents from piling on their disapproval Monday night for the seven-storey Losani Homes condo proposed for Cole’s Florist’s current site. ...

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Grimsby whistleblower policy delayed for staff input

By Mike Wiliscraft NewsNow After 13-plus months of waiting, Grimsby council was given two options on a whistleblower policy at its March 22 meeting. In a 5-4 vote, council approved an “internal” whistleblower policy – wh ...

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Good Friday fish & chips at the Beamsville Legion

Celebrate Good Friday this year and support the activities at the Beamsville Legion when they host their fish & chips dinner. event. Tomorrow, April 2, from 4-6:30 p.m. you can enjoy a meal of authentic beer-battered fish and chips with ...

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An advertisment for the Beamsville Legion's upcoming Good Friday Fiah & Chips dinner.

Province makes vaccines available to ages 75 and up, increases seating for restaurants

Late last week, the Province of Ontario announced a few updates on the COVID pandemic. These included expanding Ontario’s Booking System to individuals aged 75 and older as of March 22, and adjusting indoor dining capacity limits within t ...

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After three swings IC tosses out complaints on conflict of interest

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby’s Integrity Commissioner (IC) tossed out two complaints and a third was withdrawn at Monday’s council meeting regarding a suggested conflict of interest with Coun. Reg Freake. In his present ...

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