Mike Williscraft

OPINION: Personality clashes hinder council

In the words of Kermit The Frog, “It ain’t easy being green”. Apparently, it is not easy being an elected official in Grimsby, either. For those of you who have not been playing along, Grimsby’s council playlist has gone f ...

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Commentary by Mike: When answers bring more questions

Wow. Just wow. And not in a good way. I’ve been doing this a long time, too long depending on who you ask, but I digress. Dealing with end-of-life stories is never easy, even when the subject has lived a long, prosperous and hea ...

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By the time you read this …

Good reader, by the time you read this we may, or may not, be fully relocated to 1 Mountain Street in Grimsby. While trying to juggle a ClubWest Magazine deadline and a couple of NewsNow editions we have managed to renovate and pr ...

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LHIN approval of Stage 1A key step for WLMH

“It’s an important milestone,” said HHS president Rob MacIsaac ...

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Mike’s rant — NPCA issues just won’t subside

In the pick-a-topic, or council, atmosphere we live in these days where disruption, dysfunction and a significant level of core dislike among some council/board members/general public has become commonplace, one might think the Ni ...

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ClubWest Magazine January/February 2018

Included in this issue: Page 6 – Perseverance, work ethic pay off for Brandon Saigeon Page 12 – Beamsville Basket Factory: a community and tender fruit epicentre in Lincoln for decades. Page 16 – Winter blues got you? Nothing a little ...

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From the Publisher: Timing is everything in this game

Phew! The New Year is here and so are we. That’s a good thing, depending on your perspective, I suppose. There has been considerable tumult in the newspaper world, some care, some really give it no regard whatsoever. For obvious ...

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Mike’s rant — “Magic” dividend continues to amaze

Ya know, there are a few hearty souls – see suffered oxygen deprivation at some point in their lives – who are still paying attention to all the goings on regarding Grimsby Energy, Grimsby Power, Niagara Power, Holdco2 (whatev ...

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Council stays on extension fence, waits for EA

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow In a 5-3 recorded vote, Grimsby council refused to take a stand on whether or not it supports a Livingston Road extension. After a Public Works Committee meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 16, which had more ...

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Mike’s rant — Bring back the three-year terms

There has been such focus with Grimsby’s administration to make Grimsby great again, significant issues have been left by the wayside in the wake of huge cost overruns and lack of attention. With the mish-mash adjacent (see page ...

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Mike’s rant — WL problems far excede spending

A couple of points of clarification before we get rolling this week: Dennis MacPhail, board chair of Smithville United Church gave me a buzz to clarify a comment made in last week’s story about the new parking lot which will rep ...

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Mike’s “Christmas” rant — ‘Twas the night before something strange

The tradition continues… (With apologies to Clement C. Moore) ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through town, Not a taxpayer was stirring, they all sported frowns. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, I ...

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Mike’s Rant — Consider yourself slapped, Grimsby!

I am going to reach out – please picture this, good reader – and collectively slap every resident of Grimsby right now. Did you feel it? I certainly hope so because you people need to wake the heck up before you find a ...

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Mike’s Rant: Anyone ready to get a little dirty?

Yes, I am a procrastinator, but I left this space for last this week on purpose. Really, I had to, if not wanted to, as virtually everyone in the door and person I spoke to on the phone said, “Hey, were you at the hospital meeti ...

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ClubWest e-edition March April 2016

Our magazine is now ready -- online :) ...

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Thanks for all the support

Before I go any further, I have to give my hard-working staff a big thank you. Big week for us this week. With out little staff of four FT equivalents we put out 86 pages of fun this week. That’s the 32-page Lincoln Progress edi ...

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WLMH proposal worthy of time

I went into more detail last week, but just want to note next Thursday’s important meeting at the Grimsby Activity Centre (formerly Grimsby Seniors Centre). Hamilton Health Sciences’ team will unveil what they proposed future ...

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Seriously? Grimsby Grudge Match?

You’ve heard of the Punch up at Piestany? Well, we now have the Grimsby Grudge Match. Now this is not on the same scale as our Junior boys kicking some Ruskie butt at the World Juniors in 1987, but it was every bit as shocking f ...

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Mike’s rant: New info, new review makes sense

The danger about blathering on about Grimsby biodigester project is the whole thing will simply become background noise and nobody will care or pay attention. There is fine line between providing important, new researched ...

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