NewsNow E-Edition September 22, 2022

Smithville

Highland Packers’ 20K sq ft Smithville plant gets started

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow New jobs are precious to any community but when they also come with a highly respected business and a significant new build, it’s even better. Highland Packers’ new 20,000 sq ft manufacturing plant ...

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Campaign to help Smithville mother of three fight cancer

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Friends and family of a Smithville woman are hoping to rally the community and help connect her with cancer treatment. Kristina Olinski suffers from an extremely rare, aggressive form of cancer called Acral Lentigin ...

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West Lincoln working through key planning study

By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln residents had another chance to give their input into the ongoing Smithville Master Community Plan study at a second Public Information Centre (PIC) held virtually last Wednesday, Oct. 6. Township of We ...

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KofC Smithville bottle drive Sept. 11

Saved up any more empties? If so, it’s just in time for the St. Martin of Tours Knights of Columbus bottle drive this Saturday. The Knights of Columbus Smithville Council will be hosting a bottle drive at St. Martin of Tours Cat ...

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Opinion: Incident a good teaching moment

Like any community newspaper, the NewsNow team love to cover all the great things in our communities. That is the easy, the fun, part of the job. There is also a regular dose of uneasy. Items which push everyone out of their comfo ...

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Good comes from nasty Smithville incident

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Charges will be laid against two youths after a Smithville boy was swarmed, knocked to the ground and punched resulting in a fractured nose and cheek bone last  Tuesday, Aug. 3. The ordeal started with ...

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Smithville Legion reopens with major facelift

By Tristan Marks NewsNow As of last July 16, the Smithville Branch 393 Legion is open, and now it’s bigger and better than ever before. Thanks to the Province moving to stage 3 of COVID re-opening, the Legion is now able to serve patrons ...

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Smithville Christian High student wins scholarship

A Smithville Christian High School (SCCH) graduate has received an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study computing at Queen’s University. Nathan Gerryts, a member of SCCH’s graduating class of 2021 was nominated by the school’s ...

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Smithville Beer Store mothballed

Smithville’s Beer Store at The Village Square was closed permanently after its lease expired. The reasoning to the closure remains a mystery, with inquiries made to Bill Walker, media contact listed for the conglomerate of 30 On ...

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Smithville boy collides with vehicle

A 13-year-old Smithville boy was struck by a car on West Street, near Wade Road on Monday afternoon. The boy was treated at the scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and transferred to a local hospital then subseq ...

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West Lincoln approves redesigned Spring Creek Rd. subdivision plan

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Second time was the charm for the developer of a proposed, 400-unit Smithville subdivision. Last week, West Lincoln’s Planning and Building Committee of the Whole approved a draft plan for a subdivision ...

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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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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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Impatient Kellan makes hasty entrance

By Tristan Marks NewsNow He just couldn’t wait to come into the world. Kellan Long, born Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 lbs, shortly after 10 p.m., decided that he would not wait for his parents to make the long trip from their home in Smithville to S ...

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West Lincoln: Planner shares concept for downtown core

By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow West Lincoln planners have assured residents that assessing the impact of increased traffic will take a front seat as urban land use planning takes shape for two major residential developments in dow ...

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PIC outlines Smithville expansion

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Although still in the early stages, the Township of West Lincoln is planning on expanding the urban boundaries of Smithville. The Township held a Public Information Centre (PIC) at the West Lincoln Communi ...

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Stanpac steps up with $10K for FORT

FORT will hit the ground running in 2020 thanks to a $10,000 donation from Stanpac. The Smithville company presented the funds to FORT executive director Beth Shaw on Monday, Jan. 6. Stanpac raised the funds at its Christmas party ...

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Peach Kings play at West Lincoln Arena Friday

  The Grimsby Jr. C Peach Kings will face off against the Niagara Falls River Hawks this Friday at the West Lincoln Arena in Smithville at 7:30 p.m. Peach Kings co-owner Simon Duong said the team hopes to win fans in West Lin ...

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Hit the ice at the West Lincoln Community Centre

The West Lincoln Community Centre has published its winter break skate schedule for late Dec. and early Jan. The schedule is as follows: Free skate Friday, Dec. 27 from 2-3 p.m. Skate Saturday, Dec. 28 from 7-8 p.m. Skate Sunday, ...

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Torch passes for Smithville Santa Claus Parade

The Smithville Santa Claus Parade will live on, thanks to Kim Fisher, who has taken up the legacy of her late father, Dave Willis, who served as the parade committee’s president for decades. This year’s parade has been set ...

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