A Brief Message to Our Many Niagara At Large Readers

From Doug Draper, Niagara At Large

Posted September 18th, 2019

Niagara At Large is taking a little time off to walk the beaches of Cape Cod and think about where a news and commentary site like this may go in the future, if anywhere?

I know I leave myself wide open to Trump-inspired trolls out there who hate so much of what we post here, but I will ask you the question anyway – “Any suggestions?”

We have a strong and loyal readership now, but we need to grow and we are going to need some support in the future in order to survive.

Thanks so much to all of our many readers for supporting us with your visits and comments over the past 10 years.

With more support, we can build this independent, alternative news voice into a real tour de force for democracy and for social and environmental justice in our greater Niagara region.

Doug Draper, journalist

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space following the Bernie Sanders quote below.

A reminder that we only post comments by individuals who also share their first and last names.

For more news and commentary from Niagara At Large –  moan independent, alternative voice for our greater bi-national Niagara region – become a regular visitor and subscriber to NAL at http://www.niagaraatlarge.com .

“A politician thinks of the next election. a leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders


5 responses to “A Brief Message to Our Many Niagara At Large Readers

  1. We need your voice Doug. Happy you are taking some time off – you surely need it after all the HOURS you invest in keeping us all informed. I urge EVERYONE reading this to support this invaluable – honest resource. Do let us know what that “support” could look like Doug – how can we, collectively, augment what you do.


  2. Quote: “With more support, we can build this independent, alternative news voice into a real tour de force for democracy and for social and environmental justice in our greater Niagara region.”

    Some of the topics involved are clearly also relevant to the whole country as well as the Niagara region in particular..

    For instance – the related topics of climate change, Greta Thunberg, Naomi Klein and projects to deal with the likely dire consequences of climate change if these projects don’t happen on a big enough scale.

    As indicated in previous postings of mine, these have big implications for job creation and the economy as a whole.

    Another important topic is the treatment in Canada of whistleblowers who report corporate wrongdoing, particularly where there is a record of willful ignorance and cover-ups on account of the behaviour of the mainstream news media.

    I think we could be even more effective if we could find an effective way to collaborate with other Internet news media sites such as the National Observer, Truthdig, and Rabble.ca

    Robert T. Chisholm
    Associate Member, OSPE


  3. What kind of support can you use? Monetary? I’m on a widows pension but I could send $100. Are you set up for etransfer?
    Jane Hanlon

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Gary Screaton Page

    How fortunate we are to have a truly independent news source! Thank you, Doug Draper, for the time you give to making it so: every day. I for one would gladly subscribe, monthly, annually. I particularly appreciate the interaction and chance to contribute and respond to others. No real equal in the Region of Niagara.
    Believe it or not, I don’t always agree with you, Doug, but I sure respect your integrity and your commitment to our community. Rare in print media I feel.
    Enjoy the beaches of Cape Cod. Be safe. Relax. We hope you will continue. I will certainly support your decision and will always be grateful for your writing.
    Peace to you and yours.


  5. Debra Jackson-Jones

    We can’t afford to lose the Doug Drapers of the world, but I get why a much needed break is in order. With so few good journalists left to keep folks informed we have come to rely on the Doug Drapers, and it must be exhausting to be the only ones carrying the load. Rest up, Doug. And please come back to us. Niagara needs you!


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