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Smithville Christian High student wins scholarship

A Smithville Christian High School (SCCH) graduate has received an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study computing at Queen’s University. Nathan Gerryts, a member of SCCH’s graduating class of 2021 was nominated by the ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 10:What’s going on with Grimsby Recreation? ft. Trevor Ruzylo, Grimsby Supervisor of Recreation

Summer is upon us, and with it will come Recreational Programming in each of West Niagara’s municipalities. In this episode, Mike invites on Grimsby Supervisor of Recreation, Trevor Ruzylo to give a preview on all the family ...

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Rotary donation helps stock the FORT

Thanks to the Grimsby Rotary Club, the FORT is well-stocked with the items they need to reopen. The Rotary Club provided the Foundation of Resources for Teens (FORT) with items like cleaning products, gloves, disposable plates, cu ...

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Three resign from hydro board

The members of the Niagara Power Inc. board of directors resigned from the board Monday at the corporation’s annual general meeting. Some members of Grimsby council discussed terminating Coun. Lianne Vardy, Delight Davoli and Ro ...

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Lincoln approves shared fire service with Grimsby

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A shared fire protection service between Grimsby and Lincoln took its first formal step Monday with Lincoln approving a report recommending a pilot program be implemented. The report was approved unanimously by L ...

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Town of Lincoln

Suspected Gateway shooter nabbed, faces multiple charges

For months, car dealers across form Grimsby Gateway were not sure what state they would find their properties when they arrived each morning since someone had been shooting at several properties. Niagara Regional Police, respondin ...

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Opinion: All aboard the SS Grimsby, headed for abyss

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow There really is only one explanation for Coun. Kevin Ritchie acting like a horse’s behind at nearly every Grimsby council meeting. His ongoing attempts to hamstring the powers of and discredit Mayor J ...

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NRPS Grimsby Officers Looking to Identify Suspicious Man and Truck

The 8 District – Grimsby office of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) has received several complaints involving a suspicious male and his pickup truck. Since April of 2021 officers have be attempting to identify the male who is dr ...

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Smithville Beer Store mothballed

Smithville’s Beer Store at The Village Square was closed permanently after its lease expired. The reasoning to the closure remains a mystery, with inquiries made to Bill Walker, media contact listed for the conglomerate of 30 On ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 9: West Niagara Employment Trends ft. Gary Bruce

Ontario will soon begin the slow process of exiting its third COVID lockdown. With retail and other workplaces resuming operations, so too will they need to expand their workforces. Gary Bruce, executive director of Niagara West&# ...

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Cairn students raise $20,000 for McNally House

The students and staff of Cairn Christian School’s Stoney Creek campus raised more than $20,000 for McNally House Hospice through a virtual Hike for Hospice event. The school has been ‘Hiking for Hospice’ annually for three ...

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Councillors who value expert opinion reject it, want do-over

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Several members of the Grimsby 5 who regularly laud expert opinion voted to discard an Integrity Commissioner (IC) report filed with regard to a Coun. Dave Kadwell complaint. IC Michael Maynard took ove ...

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Dougie Nickerson: a life well lived

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Whether it was supporting family members at sporting events, conducting game prep chores for his beloved Grimsby Peach Kings or soaking up every second of a WWE Smackdown event on his TV, Dougie Nickerson was pas ...

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Smithville boy collides with vehicle

A 13-year-old Smithville boy was struck by a car on West Street, near Wade Road on Monday afternoon. The boy was treated at the scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and transferred to a local hospital then subseq ...

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Ontario goes to Stage 1 reopening – restaurant patios/more open Friday

Roadmap to Reopen is a cautious three-step plan that will guide a safe and gradual reopening of the province and the lifting of public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public heal ...

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Opinion: Grimsby council goes full Leafs

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council is the Toronto Maple Leafs of municipal politics. When this group was put together by its general manager – the voting public – it was built for speed and success. There was ...

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Lincoln reissues CIP review ask

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Despite some lively debate while considering a review some of the Town’s existing Community Improvement Programs (CIP), Lincoln council approved the motion 8-1 on Monday. Some noted the motion may be red ...

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Historic beech tree removed

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Rain, wind and rot combined to spell the end of a historic beech tree located at the corner of Nelles Road and Main Street East in Grimsby. The property, known as the Grout Nelles House, and more recently as the ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 8: Grimsby’s Downtown Businesses – Past, Present & Future ft. Bryan Macaulay

For more than a year, businesses in Grimsby and beyond have been languishing under COVID lockdown after COVID lockdown. However, despite these hardships, the merchants of Downtown Grimsby have proven to be resilient and the Downto ...

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Old man will be in a boat, soon, hopefully

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow At the first opportunity, Ian Robertson is going to be doing what he loves – sailing – but his next voyage will be decidedly different. The Grimsby resident has charted out a route which will take him ...

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