Council

DiFlavio to be called for vacant council seat

Grimsby Council voted Monday to contact next-runner-up Nick DiFlavio for the council seat vacated by Dorothy Bothwell as of June 9. While Coun. Randy Vaine said the Town had been told he would accept, DiFlavio said Monday night no ...

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Grimsby council: Ombudsman-raised issue goes back to IC

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Deuces were wild at Monday night’s Grimsby council meeting called to review Ombudsman Ontario office reports deferred from April 18’s meeting. There were two reports on the table. There were ...

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OPINION: Council needs to park their issues

  As far as Grimsby council meetings go, Monday was pretty soft. There were a couple of dust-ups but nothing few “Points of Order” couldn’t clear up. Funny side note…I was talking with someone last week who did ta ...

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Five complaints to Ombudsman: Recommendations but no “further review” needed

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé did not have enough concern with complaints escalated to his office by five members of Grimsby council to merit a “formal investigation” regarding some council members ...

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Heritage gutted by exodus, chair tossed by council, again & resignees explain their decisions

Four members of Grimsby Heritage Advisory Committee resigned last week a after pattern of abuse, bullying and discrediting became too much. Kate Sharrow, Mark Radey, Olia Jurychuk and Anne Brabant all resigned after council reject ...

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Coady resigns West Lincoln council seat

But council, by virtue of deadlock, refuses to accept, leaving status in limbo By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln Coun. Christopher Coady resigned his seat last week, but half of the remaining council didn’t want to hear it I ...

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Study recommendation approved after appeal

Heritage committee overturns Chair Dunstall’s ruling to delay Main Street East study to Nov. By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Last Tuesday’s Grimsby Heritage Advisory Committee had it all – many updates on key heritage proper ...

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Grimsby: is your councillor working for you?

  (Editor’s note: This exchange speaks for itself. An on-point letter from a constituent who has concerns about the  closed manner in which the Town if being run of late; a simple response noting that concern would be con ...

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Enough is enough for Beamsville truck traffic

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Another close call with trucks popping up on downtown Beamsville curbs has pushed Lincoln Council to immediately move to take on the  worsening truck traffic issue. Council passed an extensive motion M ...

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Grimsby gets tough on truck traffic

  By Mike Williscraft NewsNow After the issue of dumping in Grimsby’s rural areas went largely ignored by Grimsby town council, that inaction was reversed Monday night when a comprehensive bylaw was approved. A lengthy seri ...

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GEI status report “highlights”

• The mandate and timeline of our study has been fast-tracked due to the critical financial condition of the company. • Both projects, the co-generation and bio-digester projects, incurred substantial losses. Both capital and ...

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Dunstall gets Grimsby council off to odd start

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Saying he did not receive his “due process” Grimsby Ald. John Dunstall resigned from his two committee positions before the committees were even struck at the inaugural meeting of the newly elected ...

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Grimsby: Change would be an understatement

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was not the winds of change blowing through Grimsby on Monday night…that  was Hurricane Jeff. Jeff Jordan and a cast of newbies crushed all but two incumbents enroute to sweeping change around ...

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Should Grimsby hydro’s financials be released? Mayor says yes, but… – listen to Oct. 15 debate

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Mayor Bob Bentley acknowledged a “truth” Monday night, one many in the community have known for years. “If  truth be known, the information could and should be made public,” said Bentley of Gri ...

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WL council blasted by MURS protesters

Committee passes motion to reconfirm RFP process ...

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Mike’s rant — Live to taxpayers’ budget, not wish list

If West Lincoln council could just step back, cut the hyperbole and think objectively for one moment, as a whole they would realize all the hullaballoo from 100-ish cheesed off taxpayers Tuesday night wasn’t about lack of inform ...

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Geoff Barlow: Stroke claims former Lincoln councillor

Many attempt to put back into the community what they take out. Geoff Barlow was able to achieve that goal, say his colleagues. Barlow, 73, a three-term Niagara Catholic School Board trustee and two-term Lincoln councillor, who ra ...

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