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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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Carolinian forest expansion “natural” for Grimsby

By Tristan Marks NewsNow With some careful planning and an eye to detail, the Town of Grimsby has an opportunity to become an ecological hub and be recognized as the Carolinian Capital of Canada. That is the hope of Coun. Lianne V ...

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Small step for West Lincoln a big step for future planning

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Last Thursday’s virtual public meeting for West Lincoln’s urban boundary expansion was another small step in a very big process. Consultants rolled out two possible concepts for expanding Smithville’ ...

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With Niagara in Grey Vaccine roll out even more key

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow With Niagara Region being the only one left in Grey-Lockdown mode of 28 regions in Ontario to see an upgrade in the COVID response framework this week, many have turned their attention to the rollout of ...

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Habitat Niagara ReStore to re-open for in-store shopping

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Niagara’s ReStore in Grimsby will re-open its doors for for in-store shopping on Tuesday, Feb. 16. During the recent lockdown, Habitat Niagara’s ReStores were closed under the provincial order, howev ...

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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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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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Resident threatened with charge under Elections Act for sign

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Nearly two weeks later, Grimsby residents are still in shock, if not disbelief at news of possible charges under the Elections Act that were threatened due to a lawn sign he put up in early January. The sign, whi ...

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DSBN woes not in Grimsby council’s jurisdiction

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A notice of motion at Grimsby council to have the new Niagara West super school cost overruns investigated and for District School Board of Niagara investigate alternatives to keep current high schools ...

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WLMH to Stage 3 with $15 million more in support

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A step up to Stage 3 of the hospital planning process and an additional $15 million in provincial government support is welcomed news for all involved with West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. In an announcement Tuesd ...

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NRP warns of gift card scam

The Niagara Regional Police Service has warned members of the public about frauds involving the purchasing of gift cards. The scam works by the victims receiving emails or texts from scammers pretending to be someone they know and ...

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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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Cole’s open and ready to serve

Yes, the future for Cole’s Florist will be at a new location, but in the short-term, the team is ready to serve the community and its customers. “When people found out we had sold the land, they thought we were closing; not at all,” s ...

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Niagara’s Community Coordination Task Force for Covid-19 Vaccination comes together for first meeting

Niagara’s new Community Coordination Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccination held its first virtual meeting on Jan. 28, setting the stage for an collaborative effort to input into the extended rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in Niagara ...

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Virtual PIC for Smithville master plan Feb. 11

The Township of West Lincoln will host a virtual public information centre (PIC) regarding its Smithville Master Community Plan (MCP) and Subwatershed Studies on Feb. 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Additionally, West Lincoln will open an ...

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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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Local photographer donates proceeds from firefighter calendar to GBF

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Veteran photographer Mitchell Brown has found a way to give back to the community, while making use of his passion for taking photos of firefighters in action. Teaming up with the Grimsby Firefighters Association, B ...

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Cost overrun causing mixed DSBN signals

Did they or didn’t they? Trustees offer opposing views on school board’s level of contamination knowledge By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Who knew what when? That is a question which summarizes a whole lot of calls, email, and tex ...

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Region commits 21% of local spend for WLMH’s rebuild

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It is official. Niagara Region has approved support for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild to the tune of 21 per cent of the $60 million local share of costs. That translates into 12.6 million r ...

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