Sharing Niagara’s Stories – The Niagara Guide’s Blog

Sorry, We’re Just Niagara

Where does Niagara end? Well, considering the Niagara region is bounded to the north, east, and south by water, you can't go too far wrong there. However, Niagara's western border is a little fuzzy. We often get requests from businesses in Stoney Creek, Winona,...

Podcast Reboot!

Believe it or not, we launched a podcast waaaaaay back in 2006. I had a quick listen to those old episodes before deleting them because we're starting fresh. Announcing our Podcast Reboot Episode #1!!! I'm excited and happy to re-introduce the podcast. Our new episode...

Claim Your Business

Ah, the joys of operating an online business directory. Adding businesses, removing out-of-date listings, the list goes on. It's been a joy and pain for the past 20 years, and it still goes on. Of course, 20 years ago the technology was different. Now we have the...

Fail Like a Baby

The vast majority of babies figure out how to walk. They crawl around a lot before they start walking. They grab onto furniture to steady themselves. In the process they fall. A lot. But they keep trying and eventually master the skill of balancing and propelling...

Aluminum Wiring Paranoia

This article has been provided by Datawise Solutions ElectricalI can always tell when home sales are up or insurance policies are due; I get calls for aluminum (AL) wire inspections.  One of the most important things during my aluminum wire inspection is...

Welcoming the Eco-Defenders

Every event you attend creates waste. Lots of waste. Some of it's recyclable. Some of it is compostable. Some of it is destined for the landfill, but all too often everything's mixed together and just thrown out. The Eco-Defenders are a volunteer organization that...

Welcoming BPW Niagara

The Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario is an equality-seeking group working toward the improvement of economic, political, employment, and social conditions for women. BPW Niagara holds monthly dinner meetings to help members stay informed on women's...

The Day I Wanted to Die

Many Mondays ago, my house was full of people. Employees, my sales manager, my best friend visiting from out of town, and my wife. All these people were oblivious to the most pressing thing going on in my head, which was that I wanted to die. I'd been having suicidal...

DIY Event Additions are Here!

As much as we enjoy hearing from people about their events, it's often more convenient for people to add their own. To that end, we've made the necessary changes to our events calendar module to allow registered users to add their own events to our events calendar....

Cycle Niagara

Winter's not usually when we think about going cycling, but here I am, talking about our cycling section. When we started The Niagara Guide, all our categories were separated into different websites. For cycling, which was one of our first sites in what was then the...