Grimsby Council

Bentley calls biodigester law suit “publicity stunt”

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It has been a long time since anyone heard an iota about the Town of Grimsby’s civil suit filed against former biodigester management, but former mayor Bob Bentley said on the weekend that should chan ...

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Petition seeking intervention takes off

By Tristan Marks NewsNow An online petition seeking a province-led investigation into administrative issues at the Town of Grimsby was launched last week, clicking by the 1,000 milestone Monday. Grimsby resident Mark Kossek posted ...

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Local groundwork being set for “recall” law

New citizens groups – virtual, physical and social media – have all been organized in Grimsby over the last month with a common goal at the heart of their discussion – new recall legislation for municipal politic ...

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CAO moves create a “Now-toxic environment” – Former Mayor Bob Bentley

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The fallout and reaction from another four staff members being dismissed from the Town of Grimsby last week was magnified by a disturbing pattern which goes back to early 2020, says Grimsby’s former m ...

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Town hall purge devastates Grimsby staff

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow “If you work for the Town of Grimsby, no matter who you are, your job is not safe. You could be the Pope and in charge of a daily prayer and you could be gone tomorrow.” That comment came last week from a Tow ...

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Grimsby whistleblower policy delayed for staff input

By Mike Wiliscraft NewsNow After 13-plus months of waiting, Grimsby council was given two options on a whistleblower policy at its March 22 meeting. In a 5-4 vote, council approved an “internal” whistleblower policy – wh ...

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Much ado about $264 from mayor’s security breach query

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow When five members of Grimsby council voted Feb. 16 to have Mayor Jeff Jordan pay a $1,300 invoice after he made an inquiry regarding a security breach, they did so without all the details in front of them. At the ...

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A scan of Mayor Jeff Jordan's invoice.

Opinion: Wood not water soluble, is it?

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow This week is a bit of a “corner turner” if you will on a few fronts. With the new super school site for West Niagara Secondary the latest – and likely the most complete information the public is likely to s ...

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Grimsby ‘rights the ship’ with 1.81% tax increase

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Despite a hiccup on the communications end of things, Grimsby council is happy with its 1.81 per cent 2021 tax increase approved at the March 1 council meeting. The increase translates to $21 more in pr ...

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Grimsby council rejects sign proposal protecting freedom of expression 5-4

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow After a resident was threatened with a fine for a lawn sign questioning his Ward 3 representation, Grimsby Coun. Lianne Vardy sought to remedy Charter of Rights and Freedoms concerns on Monday night. Vardy’s No ...

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Opinion: Time for Grimsby 4 to resign

Grimsby residents know who they are. Mayor Jeff Jordan Coun. Dorothy Bothwell Coun. Reg Freake Coun. Lianne Vardy These elected officials’ services are clearly redundant and obviously no longer required, so they may as well just pack it i ...

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Opinion: Et tu, Harnick? Not!

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Vindictiveness. Hate. Childishness. Spite. Stubbornness. Bullying. Manipulation. Ridiculousness. When one asks, what would possess the publisher to give up four full pages of space to one silly council story, loo ...

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Opinion: Town of Grimsby needs to shuffle the deck, again

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Tuesday night of this week was Grimsby’s first – and really its only public session – for input into the 2021 budget process. Few residents would know that, because the was no proper public notice. ...

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Anatomy of a disenfranchisement

(Editor’s Note: The following is a word-for-word account of the lengthy debate conducted at Grimsby’s Town Council meeting of Tuesday, 16. It is NOT a transcript. There some simple introductions, jibberish and non-relevant chatter left ...

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Sign issue at council Monday

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A sign posted on Main Street East in Grimsby has town hall in a flap. The sign read, “Who speaks for the people of Ward 3?” Ward 3 councillors are John Dunstall and Randy Vaine. Last week, Clerk Sarah Kim sai ...

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Grimsby to shine light on Integrity Commish filings

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A council accountability tool – Integrity Commissioner complaints – got tweaked at Monday’s Grimsby Committee of The Whole meeting to allow all filings to be made public. The move – ...

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Opinion: When is a report not a report

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow If there was a Monday in the week, rest assured something “fun” went down with Grimsby Council. Now, fun is relative…I get that and I realize full well some of you may be sick and tired of me ...

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Amendment touches off debate on confidential report

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow An effort to follow up on recommendations and council’s direction following a workplace investigation report from June 2020 set off a lengthy debate at Grimsby council’s committee of the whole on Mo ...

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Main Street East document refutes delegate claims

This document, submitted by Adam Mottershead to Grimsby Council, puts in context and largely rejects virtually all claims made Monday in written submissions to council. Adam Motterhead’s Delegation Responses ...

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Opinion: Heritage wins, WLMH weakened

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was a bumper crop of quality local news this week, I just wish it was more positive. Really, it’s a good mix ranging from unfortunate to weird. At the unfortunate end of the scale, we have West Lin ...

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