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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...

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...