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DIA’s Ladies Night a great start

With retailers and restaurants all having very busy nights, Grimsby DIA’s Ladies Night promotion kicked off a series of major downtown events. “Main Street was busy all night, full of laughing and energy. It was great to see, ...

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Shop and win in downtown Grimsby

Grimsby DIA’s $500 Shopping Spree promotion is off and running. Anyone spending $25 or more at any DIA business can enter a weekly draw to win at $500 downtown shopping spree. The $500 can be split among as many as three dif ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 31: The GBF Christmas Food Drive 2021 ft. Ashley Marr

GBF director of programs, Ashley Marr, joins Mike this episode to discuss this year’s Christmas Hamper food drive in Grimsby. Along the way, Ashley explains what her organization needs, how the gathering and packaging proces ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 30: Hometown Hockey events ft. Shauna Daley

Hometown Hockey is coming to to the Peach King Centre and the Grimsby DIA has something special planned. In this episode, Mike is joined by Shauna Daley of the White Rhino Gift Shop to discuss all the fun events and prizes the org ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 29: Remembering West Lincoln‘s Great War Veterans ft. Joanne McLaren

Local author, Joanne McLaren honours the men of West Lincoln who went off to fight in the Great War with her new book ‘Veterans of West Lincoln – WWI.’ Through detailed and painstaking research, McLaren gathered ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 28: Lincoln’s The Benchlands and Rotary Park

This episode is a double-feature as Mike sits down with Town of Lincoln tourism coordinator, Britnie Bazylewski and director of community services, Shannon McKay to discuss big things happening in Lincoln. In the first half of the ...

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Hometown Hockey coming to Grimsby Nov. 27-29

Rogers’ Hometown Hockey is coming to Grimsby Nov. 27-29. The announcement was made Monday night during Rogers broadcast of the Leafs-Hurricanes game with Town of Grimsby releasing details immediately after. Grimsby’s Peach Kin ...

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Province lifts restaurants – and others – COVID restrictions

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting re ...

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MISSING PERSON – 17-yea-old Sabrina Pereira missing from Grimsby

The Niagara Regional Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public to locate and ensure the well-being of 17-year-old Sabrina Pereira. Sabrina has been reported missing and was last seen in the Grimsby area on Oct. 16, 20 ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 27: Grimsby Santa Claus Parade 2021 ft. Trevor Ruzylo

The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is back, and Trevor Ruzylo from the Town’s Recreation Dept. has returned to the NewsNow Podcast to dish out all the details. From parade routes to safety measures and more, this episode has eve ...

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Surf’s up on Golf Woods Drive – unfortunately

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It appears there is a new fishing hole in Grimsby – all that is missing are the fish. And one would have to be ready to sit out in the rain as flow of water comes only during heavy rains. Resident ...

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Sobie renamed Sobye in ’22 to correct error

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Mae Annable is one happy lady. Grimsby council voted Monday night to fix a long-time error and adjust the name of Sobie Road to Sobye Road. A presentation was formally made to council on Sept. 27 ...

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Opinion: Economic endeavours need rebranding

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was Thanksgiving Day on Monday and, boy, was I thankful there was no Grimsby council. Those days are like Christmas around here. The mood is light, everyone smiling (even me). There were actually several stori ...

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Opinion: Time is now for West Lincoln

It was noted on this page last year when it was learned West Lincoln would be getting into a major planning study for future residential development in Smithville that they should plan now to preserve green space within that urban ...

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Br&E study struggles to finish, report coming

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Little interest and weak survey response have been an ongoing challenge facing those conducting a business retention and expansion (BRE) study for the Town of Grimsby, says project lead Susan Manuel. The c ...

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Knights of Columbus bottle drive Oct. 16

The Grimsby Knights of Columbus will hold their fall drivethru bottle drive on Saturday. The event will take place in the St. Joseph Parish parking lot on 135 Livingston Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 26: The Spirits Festival ft. Nicki Inch

Events on the Thirty, the group behind the Thirty Road Market has planned a special event for October. This event, The Spirits Festival, will combine Halloween spookiness with a wide selection of Craft Distilleries & Breweries ...

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Campaign to help Smithville mother of three fight cancer

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Friends and family of a Smithville woman are hoping to rally the community and help connect her with cancer treatment. Kristina Olinski suffers from an extremely rare, aggressive form of cancer called Acral Lentigin ...

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Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday

The Grimsby & District Lions and Grimsby Secondary School will host a car wash & dine fundraising event this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the rear GSS parking lot. Participants can get a carwash for $20 and a jumbo Lion ...

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Shop Grimsby campaign a success: CAO

With no measurables or program milestones attached, assessing any outcome for a Town of Grimsby/Grimsby Chamber of Commerce shop local campaign is impossible, says Richard Dunda. Dunda, a member of Grimsby Economic Development Advisory Comm ...

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