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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...

What Hasn’t Been Said About Bridge-it?

What Hasn’t Been Said About Bridge-it?

If you haven't heard about Bridge-it, you're probably not alone. Let me take you back. Waaaaay back, to August 25, 1974. On that fateful day, the 600-foot long ore carrier Steelton crashed into and destroyed the bridge crossing the Welland Canal in Port Robinson....

S L O W  P R O G R E S S

S L O W P R O G R E S S

It's Thursday. Perhaps you haven't accomplished much this week. Relax. Slow progress is still progress. It's just slower. You'll get there. One day.

Podcast Episode #2 – Datawise Solutions

Podcast Episode #2 – Datawise Solutions

I'm happy to present Episode #2 of The Niagara Guide Podcast! This week we feature an interview with John Kuehnl-Cadwell, one of our Community Architect advertisers from Datawise Solutions Cabling and Electrical. In this interview we're talking about electricity, and...

Sorry, We’re Just Niagara

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!

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

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 Adding businesses, removing out-of-date listings, the list goes on.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

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

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

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...