Without further ado, we are pleased to present to you the unofficial election results from Town Hall for the 2022 Municipal Election.Continue reading
With only today and tomorrow left before we know who will be representing us as the Council of 2022-2026, it is time for those voters who have yet to cast their ballot to reflect on the past 4 years of Council, and the campaigns of incumbents and new-faces trying to secure a seat in the horseshoe at Town Hall.
With the ground-game of candidates pretty much winding down at this point, lets look at some points of consideration if you are yet to cast your ballot.Continue reading
To say that the 2018-2022 term of Grimsby Council was fractured is an understatement. Take the contentious issues, lack of decorum from some Members of Council and amplify that through the use of Zoom meetings and it easy to see how things went off the rails at times.
What residents have called for loud and clear in the next Council is one that is more cohesive and works together well. But that can only happen if the Members of Council you elect possess at their core, decency and mutual respect for others, even in times of disagreement.Continue reading
Like a letter in an envelope, most people have a general expectation with email that the contents of the correspondence will remain confidential to those it is addressed to. When a person writes elected officials or government, the expectation of privacy is typically even higher.
For one resident, it turns out that writing an email to Council ended up in one Councillor forwarding it on, resulting in the resident being harassed, threatened and ridiculed online.Continue reading
While billed as a convenient and easy way to cast a ballot, voting online or via telephone is not without its share of legitimate concerns among voters and experts alike. This year the Town is using the services of “Voatz”, a US company that has come under heavy scrutiny in the past for flaws and lack of transparency.Continue reading
What would a GCFRG post-series be without a nod to The Beatles? That classic tune from the Sgt. Pepper’s album is the perfect lead-in on how the position of Chair of the Town’s “Heritage Grimsby Advisory Committee” was hijacked, not once… but twice.Continue reading
If you have been wondering what ever happened to the $18 Million lawsuit against the former Mayor, Bob Bentley, and two of his co-defendants regarding the Biodigester, then you might be interested in this latest episode of the “Hydro Files”. The Ombudsman’s report and Council discussion of lawyers back in April, helped put together some pieces of that puzzle.Continue reading
With some candidates, both incumbents and newcomers pitching their versions of fiscal and financial responsibility, it seemed fitting to look back at one of the more controversial financial decisions early in the G5 life cycle. Of course, before looking at the decision, it would be remiss not to look at the background leading up to it.Continue reading
If you couldn’t attend the Grimsby Chamber of Commerce event on Thursday and want to see how Mayoral Debate went down, it has now been posted online.
You can find the debate embedded below:
UPDATE: October 23, 2022 – Cogeco has removed their municipal election videos from YouTube. Unfortunately we do not have an archived copy.
If you missed the Ward canadidate “Q&A” sessions, NewsNow has made recordings of them available on their website.
The Ward 2 session is on October 17th, so without the aid of time machine it will not be posted until after that date.
You can listen/view the sessions by clicking the links below:
Ward 1 + Impromptu Mayoral Candidate Questions – Video Podcast
Ward 2 – Video Podcast
Ward 3 – Audio Podcast
Ward 4 – Video Podcast
Thanks to the organizers for holding these sessions and NewsNow for archiving them for your consideration.
EDITED 2022-10-23: Added Ward 2 Podcast