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

A Cyclist’s Niagara Homecoming

A Cyclist’s Niagara Homecoming

I was chatting with my friend Dave and said I’d been getting on the bike more. He whimsically suggested we go for a ride. Of course, I said “Yeah, we should”. That set the wheels in motion for a visit from Dave and his wife Vanessa. Dave grew up in Fonthill but hasn't...

Death is the Wrong Metric

Death is the Wrong Metric

Most people consider death to be permanent. That's one reason we consider it so important when someone dies. When it comes to statistics though, a focus on death is often not the most helpful when it comes to understanding the full impact of things that lead to death....

Niagara’s Re-Opening, So Now What?

Niagara’s Re-Opening, So Now What?

Ontario saw its first Covid-19 case on January 22, 2020. March 17 was when the government called a state of emergency and within short order, schools, places of worship, bars & restaurants, and non-essential businesses were shut down. It's been a challenging time...

Gratitude During a Pandemic

Gratitude During a Pandemic

If ever there was a time to look for silver linings, it is now. The measures in place to minimize the impacts of Covid-19 on society are drastic. Most of us have never been through anything like this. Even though the situation is challenging, there are things we can...

Our New Normal

Our New Normal

Well, it's an interesting time. We all knew there was going to be a pandemic someday. That day is now here. As Niagara shuts down and the challenges mount, we are being asked to be socially responsible and avoid unnecessary contact with other people. This "social...

IdeaShare Niagara

IdeaShare Niagara

IdeaShare Niagara is similar to a Napoleon Hill mastermind group. It is a group where members actively participate in sharing and providing feedback to assist each other in growing as leaders and overcoming challenges they face in their businesses. Members value each...

What Are Your Dreams for Niagara?

What Are Your Dreams for Niagara?

Here we are, after the first major snowfall in Niagara, and everything looks white, shiny, and new. Of course, little in this world is. We have our challenges, that's for sure. What might be helpful though is to look at them with new eyes. Someone called this "Vuja...

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Well, it's here again. Halloween. Not my favourite societal event for a number of reasons, but what the heck, it's here. Like most parents, I did my parental duty and let my kids drag me around every year in the dark and cold. From house to house we traveled, getting...

Thanks For Everything

Thanks For Everything

Well, here we are again at Thanksgiving. I've been out of the country for a few weeks and had a chance to see how other people around the world live. After that experience, I'm even more grateful for everything we have here in Canada. As we come up to a federal...

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

It's difficult to have an open and honest conversation about mental health. The ongoing stigmatization of people with mental health struggles is real and as a result people are reluctant to discuss their challenges for fear of repercussion. This needs to change. World...