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Lincoln firefighters brave icy lake for rescue training

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Members of the Lincoln Fire Rescue (LFR) took to the icy shores of Lake Ontario last week for several days of cold water rescue training. From Thursday to Saturday, the firefighters sharpened their critical rescue s ...

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A firefighter in an inflatable dingy pulls up a mannikin from icy Lake Ontario.

Praises sung for new high school

Lincoln Council was aglow Monday night as Mat Miller, soon-to-be principal of the new West Niagara Secondary School (WNSS) announced that the new super school will open its doors to 1,500 students in September 2022. Miller present ...

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Ophardt gets $2 million grant

Ophardt Hygiene Technologies Inc. received a $2 million grant to expand their soap and sanitizer dispenser manufacturing capacity from the provincial government. With Ontario’s support, Ophardt will expand its facilities and mov ...

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Lincoln considers 2021 operating budget

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Lincoln unveiled its draft 2021 operating budget, which comes in with a 0.9 per cent rate increase. This budget, when added to the 0 per cent capital budget and the 1 per cent special infrastru ...

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Opinion: Mayor Easton gives year-end thoughts

(Editor’s note: we requested West Niagara’s Mayors for a review of 2020 and a look into 2021.) By Sandra Easton Mayor, Town of Lincoln For NewsNow As we close out 2020, I reflect on the challenges, hopes, and accomplishments w ...

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Ontario students won’t be going back to class as planned

  UPDATED – The provincial government has altered its post-holiday plans and students will not be returning to classes as planned on Jan. 11. Online teacher-led learning will be extended to Jan. 25. Premier Doug Ford said the dec ...

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Lincoln sets 0% capital levy for 2021 budget

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Lincoln has moved forward on its 2021 capital budget, setting a zero per cent capital levy increase with a proposed one per cent special infrastructure levy for the next year. Council approved ...

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Lincoln drive thru tree lighting ceremony Nov. 28

The Town of Lincoln, with sponsorship from Tim Hortons, hopes to brighten up this Christmas season with a Drive Thru Tree Lighting event at the Fleming Centre this Saturday. The event takes place from 6 – 8 p.m. and allows t ...

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West Niagara poppy funds still in need of donors

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Royal Canadian Legion branches in West Niagara are unanimous: even though Remembrance Day has come and gone, community generosity is still needed to help local veterans. Poppy campaigns in Grimsby, Lincoln ...

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Lincoln employee at Jordan Arena tests positive for COVID-19

  Town of Lincoln officials are reporting that a part-time staff person at the Jordan Arena tested positive this afternoon (Monday) for COVID-19. The staff member is undergoing mandatory self-isolation measures and the Town w ...

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Town of Lincoln staff present first draft of 2021 Capital budget

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Although nothing is finalized, a draft version of Lincoln’s 2021 capital budget suggests there will be a zero per cent levy increase. Lincoln CAO Mike Kirkopoulos presented a first look at the 2021 capit ...

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Lincoln moves forward on Cannabis Licensing Bylaw

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Lincoln is one step closer to enacting a Cannabis Business Licensing regimen. Council considered the draft by-law at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Councillors passed a motion to hold a public ...

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Lincoln’s Pioneer week starts this Saturday

Lincoln’s Pioneer Day is going to look a little different this year. For starters, it is going to be Pioneer Week. The Lincoln Museum has planned a mix of virtual and in-person activities for Pioneer week, which runs from Octobe ...

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CCWN to open Vineland office for COVID relief

To help bring their Lincoln-wide services closer to some clients, Community Care of West Niagara (CCWN) is opening a new satellite office on 3831 Victoria Avenue in Vineland. This office will officially open September 22 and will ...

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Truck safety progress update “not good enough”: Mayor Sandra Easton

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Lincoln’s mayor and council were disappointed by the “lightweight solutions” offered by a report regarding the amount of truck traffic “laying siege” to downtown Beamsville. “My tolerance for a ...

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Lincoln fires up new cannabis grow controls

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Town of Lincoln officials were not just blowing smoke with their promise to rein in cannabis growers in the municipality. Lincoln Council passed a motion to amend the Town’s Official Plan and zoning byla ...

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Support CCWN through the annual Lions Club Food Drive on Sept. 19

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The 31st annual Lions Food Drive is just around the corner. Volunteers will go front porch to front porch starting at 8 a.m. on Sept. 19 gathering food and supply donations for Community Care of West Niaga ...

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Retiree helps Lincoln cover up for COVID

Lincoln resident Barb Chamberlain just wanted something to do in her retirement. Thanks to COVID, she ended up making over a thousand facemasks, raising $500 for Village of Hope in Lincoln. “Honestly, I was just looking to get into some k ...

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Lincoln adopts 5-year tourism action plan

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The Town of Lincoln has put its money where its mouth is by adopting a five-year Tourism Action Plan. “We believe tourism is a key pillar to drive sustainable growth that serves the long-term interest ...

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NRP investigating stabbing Lincoln

  Saturday, Aug. 8, at about 11:30 p.m., 8 District (Grimsby) uniform officers attended the Bled Hall, in the Town of Lincoln, in regards to a reported stabbing. Officers attended the area of South Service Road and Sann Road, ...

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