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New museum to preserve Lincoln’s legacy

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow It’s been 30 years of volunteers selling homemade fudge and jams made from original pioneer recipes that have added a sweet $1 million contribution to the long awaited redevelopment of the Jordan H ...

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GBF funds mental health project for youth

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow The Grimsby Benevolent Fund has launched the largest mental health project in the Town’s history to provide local youth with the care they need – right when they need it. GBF has committed $100, ...

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Shouts bring halt to Oosterhoff coffee chat

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Attendees to Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s “Community Coffee” session on Saturday went in with questions and departed with others. Oosterhoff said the 9 a.m. the meeting was to be an opportuni ...

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Q&A with HHS clears up some misinformation

(Editor’s Note): Below is the full set of responses to written questions posed to Hamilton Health Sciences president and CAO Rob MacIsaac and vice-president communications Aaron Levo. Although phone interviews were requested ...

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HHS to OR nurses: more closures coming

By Mike Wiliscraft NewsNow While weekend closures of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s operating rooms (OR) have taken root, OR nurses were told last week a six-week closure could be coming as early as this Fall. The announcemen ...

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Regional Governance Review: Efficiency in Municipal Service Delivery – Position Paper

Information Report (SMT 19-01) Wednesday May 17, 2019 Preface The senior management team (SMT) has prepared this position paper on the Province of Ontario Governance Review as a starting point for Council that by their resolution ...

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Regional review: a roll of the governance dice

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Change is coming and no one, let alone Grimsby Council can guess how the Town, or Niagara, will weather the province’s regional government review. Friday, during a special meeting three days ahead ...

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Grimsby trapeze artist thrills in ‘Unplugged’

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Jessie DiPasquale was just 10 years old the first time she saw a performer working the trapeze at Zacada Circus School. She was on a school field trip with her Grimsby classmates and the performance ...

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Smithville plant sale Saturday

Smithville Garden Club’s annual plant sale is set to take over the train station this Saturday. Starting at 8:30 a.m., a wide variety of plants and shrubs will be available, including: • Perennials • Pollinator Plants ...

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Late flurry lifts boy to hockey pool win

He did it all himself. His mom said so. Benjamin Roller became the youngest winner of NewsNow’s Hat Trick Hockey Pool with a late flurry in the last week to give him a two-point win – with 1.537 points – over second plac ...

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