Coronavirus

Tips for teaching kids at home during COVID-19

Homeschool parent creates Facebook site to help with the transition By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Monica La Vella would definitely be on every child’s favourite teacher list. A Beamsville entrepreneur, La Vella has a class of t ...

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COVID-19 sets back WLMH’s rebuild timeline

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While a glimmer of light may have appeared at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild light is a little less bright, says Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott. ...

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NewsNow’s Business Boost launched

(Editor’s Note: Countless businesses in very tough against COVID-19 and residents who are housebound are not sure who is open, closed or just what level of service is being provided. This feature, launched this week is a FREE listing for ...

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Health experts say COVID-19 outbreak may have peaked in Ontario: Premier Ford

In a press conference this afternoon, Premier Doug Ford released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the ...

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More than 2,600 businesses respond to Region’s COVID-19 impact survey

Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) released the results of a region-wide survey of Niagara businesses Tuesday that gives an early picture of the local impact of COVID-19 on Niagara’s business community. More than 2,600 busine ...

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New joint program cares for pets with owners hospitalized by COVID-19

Due to an expected influx of hospitalized pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, several local animal services and shelters have come together to introduce the PETS (Pet Emergency Temporary Shelter) program. The program was orga ...

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Niagara Region urges residents to stay home Easter weekend

With the celebration of religious holidays over the long weekend, many Niagara residents will be tempted to visit with family and friends and together in outdoor areas. However, Niagara Region and Niagara’s 12 local area municipalities ha ...

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West Lincoln EOC remains partially activated

The Township of West Lincoln Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to be partially activated in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Niagara Region. Closures will remain in effect until May 4 in keeping with the provin ...

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Provincial funding to support victims of domestic violence

Staying home is not always the safest option in some households and the province is taking emergency action during the COVID-19 crisis to support victims of domestic violence. The government of Ontario is providing an emergency pa ...

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Niagara’s municipalities declare State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

Today (Friday) in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 activity in Niagara in the coming weeks, Niagara Region and Niagara’s 12 local area municipalities have jointly declared a State of Emergency. Declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) ...

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Hotels feeling COVID-19 pinch

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Virtually every person and business is feeling the pinch from COVID-19’s impact and the hotel sector is no different. Both the Casablanca Inn and Super 8 Grimsby are among those who have seen reservat ...

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Allison, Oosterhoff to host online roundtable Friday

Niagara West MP Dean Allison and Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff will team-up for a virtual roundtable covering government resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19 tomorrow, Friday April 3 at 10 a.m. Allison and Oosterhoff wi ...

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Dillon’s Distillers: the heart of Ontario spirit

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Response to a local distiller’s production of lifesaving hand sanitizer has been 100 percent proof of community spirit in the fight against COVID-19. Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville ...

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West Lincoln firefighters provide grocery delivery service

By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln Fire and Emergency Services has expanded its community service repertoire with a new program. The firefighters have teamed up with Foodland Smithville and Stanpac to deliver grocery orders to folks in s ...

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Opinion: If you want to shop local, we can help

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Streamlined and me have not been in the same sentence very often in my life but, I’ve got to say, I have never moved in a more streamlined fashion than in the last 10 days. The reason for this is not ...

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NPCA closes Beamer, other sites

By Mike Williscraft For NewsNow On the heels of inquiries by concerned citizens and a subsequent story in the March 26 edition of NewsNow, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority took quick action closing Beamer Memorial Cons ...

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Grimsby Public Library physically closed, open online

Although the Grimsby Public Library (GPL) has closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains open in cyberspace. The GPL’s online content can be found by clicking the ‘online library’ tab on grimsby.ca ...

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St. Joseph livestreams Mass to parishioners

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow St. Joseph Catholic Church parishioners may not be sitting shoulder to shoulder but they are together in spirit celebrating the Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fr. Rico Passero and staff at the Gr ...

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Community helping community, one dinner at a time

Anyone who lives in Niagara West knows it is an area with huge heart. Case in point, a group of area residents has quickly banded together, cooked up a concept, built a website and created an infrastructure which could help Grimsby restaura ...

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