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Cyclists pay respects to fallen

By Tristan Marks NewsNow More than 50 cyclists took to the lake front trail in Grimsby last Wednesday to pay respects to a fellow rider who was struck and killed in Beamsville last week, and to show solidarity with his family. The ...

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Comedy series launches to rave reviews

“It really could not have gone any better.” That was the view of Grimsby Downtown Improvement Area board president and organizer of Comedy Night in Grimsby, Mike Williscraft, after the five-night series kicked off in Coronatio ...

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Opinion: Two losses and council miss

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Couple of important things before I get into the mundane world of municipal council… I was saddened to hear on Monday of the passing of John Pachereva Sr. Mr. Pachereva is one of the first people ...

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Opinion: Federal COVID passport is needed

In the highly politicized world that combatting COVID-19 has become, love him or hate him, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is 100 per cent correct when he said this week the federal government needs to take the reins and implement a nat ...

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Smithville Legion reopens with major facelift

By Tristan Marks NewsNow As of last July 16, the Smithville Branch 393 Legion is open, and now it’s bigger and better than ever before. Thanks to the Province moving to stage 3 of COVID re-opening, the Legion is now able to serve patrons ...

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Nelles Manor events coming up next month

A Vintage and Art sale this holiday Monday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. kicks off a month of activities at Nelles Manor Museum. The Manor is taking advantage of the summer weather and lifting COVID restrictions to hold two event in early A ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 16: The New Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre ft. Jasmine Proteau

The new Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre building in Jordan is finally completed and open to the public. Residents can explore the state of the art facility and its tremendous collection, as well as once again visit the Jordan ...

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Grimsby woman looks to U.S. doctors to get her life back

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Kayleigh Duggan wants her life back. Up until November of last year, that life was fulfilling – the 20-year-old Grimsby woman worked, hung out with friends, took online classes at Portland Bible College and ev ...

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Cost dominates transit picture in West Lincoln

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Cost dominated a West Lincoln Council debate regarding region-wide transit with director of GO implementation Matt Robinson on Monday night. Although the presentation only touched on financial strategy, bo ...

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East Grimsby development gets amendment approvals

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A controversial development in Grimsby’s east end got green lights from a special meeting of council Monday night. The special meeting was set after Monday, July 19’s committee of the whole ran very ...

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Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre opens its doors

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The wait is finally over as the new Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre is now open. As of July 24, Lincoln History lovers can come explore the exhibits on display in the new space while also revisiting old favouri ...

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UPDATE #2: Fatal “fail to remain” Lincoln accident under investigation

Continued investigation by detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit as well as 8 District (Grimsby) detectives into a fatal Sunday morning collision on Lincoln’s North Service Road ha ...

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Opinion: Time for a little laughter, yes?

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow People know I am busy, but they really don’t know the half of it. That is because much of the time I spend trying to get things done for various groups and organizations who have big things on the go ...

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Opinion: Clock runs out on council

Is the gravy train about to pull into Grimsby Town Hall? Nobody’s quite sure, but why risk it? Those were underlying questions of a rather awkward debate Monday night – just a small part of a near-five-hour committee of th ...

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“Much needed” repairs for Vineland’s First Ave

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Residents of First Ave. in Vineland will soon see not only their road reconstructed but also their aging watermain replaced at the same time. Lincoln’s Committee of the Whole approved in principle to ten ...

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Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre to open doors on July 24

The Town of Lincoln is delighted to announce the public opening of the new Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre: Home of the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty on Saturday, July 24. The new facility was designed to properly hous ...

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Walk-ins now available at all Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics

To help make it easier to get the vaccine, walk-ins for those getting their first and second doses are now welcome at all Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone 12 years of age or ...

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Hotel redevelopment gets green light

Redevelopment plans for the Casablanca Hotel at 4 Windward Dr. cleared a major hurdle with Official Plan and zoning bylaw approvals Monday at Grimsby Council. The project includes many features, among them: 19- and 12-storey tower ...

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NewsNow Podcast Episode 15: Comedy Nights in Grimsby ft. David Green

Comedy is coming to Grimsby! The DIA has teamed up with Garden City comic David Green to put on a series of weekly, outdoor comedy shows in Coronation Park. Anyone looking for a good laugh can come down to the park on Wednesdays f ...

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Province commits to new high school theatre build

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow After being touted as a feature of the new Niagara West Secondary School going back to the ARC (Accommodations Review Committee) process, inclusion of a theatre component was finally made official last Thursday. ...

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