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Bigs/Littles connected virtually, support needed

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of North and West Niagara is still offering mentorship services during COVID-19, services which CEO Dale Davis said are now more important than ever. To comply with regulati ...

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Shield helps youngster with ear surgery visit

Allison Burgoyne breathed a sigh of relief as she accepted a child-sized face shield for her grandson, Leo. Burgoyne, a Grimsby resident had contacted NewsNow publisher Mike Williscraft May 14 to see if such an item existed as Leo had ear s ...

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A young boy sits in the arms of his mother, both wearing clear face shields.

Lincoln initiates shield program

Town of Lincoln officials took to the streets last Friday to give out face shields to the business community with a huge response. Paul Di Ianni, Lincoln’s economic development officer, said the shields were very well received. “The res ...

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A blond woman smiles as she tries on a clear face shield.

Opinion: Full credit is due to Grimsby council

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Without question, the best thing Grimsby has done since they swore their oath to serve the community in December 2018 is their approval of a site alteration bylaw on May 18. Yes, it was great to get the ...

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Grimsby approves site alteration bylaw

Commercial fill no longer allowed, Mountain Street truck traffic could be reduced By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council has done something its predecessors could not: pass a comprehensive site alteration bylaw which will cap fill-for- ...

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Town of Grimsby

Habitat Niagara reopens Grimsby ReStore as part of phased approach

Habitat for Humanity Niagara is reopening its Grimsby ReStore on Tuesday, June 2 as the first step towards restarting its operations. “We are determined to reopen our doors to serve our community and continue to make a differenc ...

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Opinion: Face shields a small but important step

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It’s been a very tough go for many during this COVID-19 mess. Personal tragedies, mental anguish and a cryogenic business community only scratch the surface of ongoing conditions our community has exp ...

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Niagara West municipalities allow limited use of parks

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Residents of Niagara West are finally able to enjoy their municipal parks again- with some restrictions. As of last Tuesday, May 19, the following activities are now permissable in parks and outdoor sports ...

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Lincoln’s shoplincoln.ca supports businesses

With more than 100 listings at its launch, shoplincoln.ca is ready to roll. The new website – coordinated by the Town of Lincoln – will act as an online directory to help consumers find what they need. “It is a response to COV ...

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Town of Lincoln

Grimsby open – and ready – for business

What started out as a simple goodwill gesture blossomed into a very positive business promotion last week as protective face shields were distributed to downtown businesses. The shields were manufactured by Wood Workers United – a gro ...

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A woman smiles towards a video camera, her face proected with a transparent face shield.

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