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Month: November 2017

Grimsby Energy Tries to Court Union Gas for Biodigester

Photo Credit:  Niagara This Week

While the biodigester is still taking it’s first baby steps after only a few months of operation, Grimsby Energy is already publicizing a potential partnership with Union Gas.

You can read more in this Niagara This Week article:

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Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith – Case Dismissed!

Photo Credit:  St. Catharines Standard

In what might be called a “victory for free speech” and public interest, an Ontario court dismissed the two cases of defamation launched by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and a marketing firm against Ed Smith on November 23rd.

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Notes: Council – November 20, 2017 & Metrolinx Public Meetings November 21, 2017

It definitely feels like an election is in the air as some interesting momentum followed the two delegations that presented at Council on November 20.  We’ve captured below the local transit discussion as well as the Metrolinx Grimsby GO Public Information Centre held on November 21.

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Notice: Metrolinx/GO Open House – November 21, 2017

Metrolinx will be rolling into town and presenting their plans for GO transit in Grimsby to the community on Tuesday, November 21 starting at 6:00 pm at Southward Park on Mud Street.

Come and ask your questions!

Notice: Council Meeting – November 20th & P&D Minutes November 14th, 2017

The Council Agenda for Monday, November 20 includes the minutes of the November 13 Administration & Finance Committee, November 14 Planning and Development Committee, and November 7 Committee of Adjustment meeting.

The full agenda is viewable at this link:,79798&preview=88662

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Notice: Planning & Development/Admin & Finance – November 13/14, 2017

Read up on some of the important items and reports from the Admin & Finance agenda today, Monday, November 13:,79389&preview=88482

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Notes: Council – November 6, 2017

Another Council meeting has come and gone and as usual we have the notes for you.  In short, money changed hands and Metrolinx surprised most aldermen with their presentation at Monday’s Council meeting.

The agenda can be found at:,543,79798&preview=88267

Here are our highlights of the evening:

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Notice: Council Meeting – November 6, 2017

Although it’s the weekend… it’s cold out, so no better time than ever to dig into the agenda for Monday’s Council Meeting. A few interesting items, so without further ado, lets take a run through it.

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$urpri$e: More CoGen Problem$


While reviewing the Public Works Agenda and Minutes of last week’s meeting, we (not surprisingly) found that the our good ol’ friend the CoGen is once again showing signs of aging.  For a project whose turbines were “purchased about 2010 and periodically in service since 2015” and breaking down constantly since, it definitely appears to be on it’s last legs.

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