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

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...

Launching Information Articles

In our modern world, it's impossible to know everything. However, we do have access to the internet, so at least we can look things up. Sometimes though, we don't know what we don't know, so we can't look anything up to fill in our knowledge gaps. So, today we're...

Myths and Realities about Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

This article has been provided by Datawise Solutions Electrical. GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) are required across Canada in different areas of homes and businesses. I could write a whole article about the building code requirements...

Searching The Niagara Guide

You've probably noticed that The Niagara Guide is organized by categories. They're convenient, but it can still be a challenge to find something specific. We recently added a search engine to the site to make it easier to find companies and organizations. Look in the...