NewsNow E-Edition September 22, 2022

West Lincoln

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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NewsNow Podcast Episode 29: Remembering West Lincoln‘s Great War Veterans ft. Joanne McLaren

Local author, Joanne McLaren honours the men of West Lincoln who went off to fight in the Great War with her new book ‘Veterans of West Lincoln – WWI.’ Through detailed and painstaking research, McLaren gathered ...

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Opinion: Time is now for West Lincoln

It was noted on this page last year when it was learned West Lincoln would be getting into a major planning study for future residential development in Smithville that they should plan now to preserve green space within that urban ...

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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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West Lincoln eyes expansion

By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln’s review of expanding its urban boundaries is taking another big step this week with a virtual public meeting set for Wednesday (Oct. 6). That meeting comes on the heels of an update at the ...

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Hit the Harvest Routes this weekend

Harvest Routes returns to West Lincoln for another year this weekend on Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday Oct. 2. There will be workshops and fun for the whole family held at Township facilities across West Lincoln. Those interested can sign up f ...

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WLCC to distribute Thanksgiving hampers

West Lincoln Community Care (WLCC) is set to help its food bank clients in West Lincoln celebrate Thanksgiving with a meal hamper program. The food bank will distribute these hampers during the week of Sept. 27. Donations will be ...

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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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Nominees sought for West Lincoln Chamber awards

The West Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the businesses and organizations that make the West Lincoln community strong with the 2021 Outstanding Business of the Year Awards. There are six categories of nominations, inclu ...

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West Lincoln sets aside McNally funding decision

By Tristan Marks NewsNow West Lincoln deferred a request for funding from McNally House Hospice to budget time after a lengthy discussion at last week’s council meeting. McNally House board of directors president Murray Bain app ...

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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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Cost dominates transit picture in West Lincoln

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Cost dominated a West Lincoln Council debate regarding region-wide transit with director of GO implementation Matt Robinson on Monday night. Although the presentation only touched on financial strategy, bo ...

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Detectives seek to identify man in West Lincoln

Grimsby detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) are investigating two incidents in West Lincoln. The investigation has recently determined that on July 10 at approximately 10:30 p.m., a female in her teens was walking home ...

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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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Detectives investigating West Lincoln fatality

A single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Concession Road 5 near Caistor Centre Road has resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man. On Monday, May 31, at about 2:50 p.m., 8 District (Grimsby) uniform officers, emergency medic ...

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