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How They Voted: Irish Woodlot / Livingston Ave. Extension

With fall in the air, our local enclaves of forests (well, we don’t really have many left below the escarpment) are starting to turn into beautiful hues and the much loved Irish Woodlot in Grimsby is no exception.  As such, we thought it would be apt to turn our “How They Voted” eyes onto the Irish Woodlot and the proposed “Livingston Avenue Extension” through it.

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The Hydro Files: Part 2 – One Small Town, Five Hydro Boards

While in attendance at the July 16, 2018 Council meeting, we noted one item on the agenda whose timing was a little puzzling.  This item was a recommendation from the “Working Committee Board of Directors for Niagara Power” with a list of the Town’s various hydro boards and individuals who were recommended to serve on them.  Given that the election was just a few months away, we began wondering why 2 and 3-year terms appeared on the agenda and started thinking about these Boards of Directors.

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NTW: Bentley doesn’t seek re-election in Grimsby / Social Media


Niagara This Week featured a personal piece with Mayor Bentley or “Mayor Bob” as he prefers to be called and his decision to not seek re-election to Grimsby’s Mayoral seat.  With new additions to his family and many years in the public spotlight, we can certainly understand his decision.

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Guest Column: 14 Lanes Are Enough

We are going to hand over the reins of this post to Bruce Mackenzie, a local and noted naturalist who has championed conservation of natural resources both here in Grimsby and around the province.  You might recognize his name as part of Hawkwatch, saving the Biggar Lagoons bird habitat or his dedication to preserving the woodlot.

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Notice: Council – July 16, 2018 – Biodigester, Hospital Corridor Plan and Medical Marijuana

While the kids are out of school and people are relaxing in their summer holidays, Council will be hard at work tonight with a very lengthy agenda covering a wide range of matters.

Among some of the topics of interest are:

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NewsNow: “East Grimsby Medical Grow Op…” & Editorial

The latest issue of NewsNow, which should be hitting your mailbox in the next day or so, has rolled out a feature article and editorial on the recent approval by the Committee of Adjustment for a large-scale medical marijuana facility close to homes and the YMCA.  The rather clandestine attempt to push this through is a real eye opener.

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Notice: Upcoming Meetings – May 2018

To put a twist on the old saying, “April showers (and snow), bring May flowers”, let’s hope that is really the case and Mother Nature gets back into the regular swing of things.  And with the ushering in of May comes a new month of meetings at Town Hall.

Please check out our calendar for what’s coming up and feel free to drop in as all meetings are open to the public.  You can also find the calendar details on the Town website here:

The agendas and official minutes of meetings can be found here:

Notes: Council – April 16, 2018 / Budget – April 17, 2018

Despite the short agenda of just a few delegations and agenda items, the April 16th Council meeting was definitely “eventful”.

Here are the official minutes (which really don’t give any indication of what actually happened):,1965,90198,90113,1127&preview=93436
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Notes: Council – March 5th, 2018


The agenda was light again for the March 5th Council meeting.  The minutes have not yet been posted to the Town site but we’ve captured a brief summary for you below.

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Notes: Council – February 20, 2018

Here are our notes from the February 20th Council meeting.  The Town has not posted the official minutes to their website as of yet.

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