A Not So Brief Message from Doug Draper, reporter/publisher, Niagara At Large
Posted June 21st, 2017 on the newly named ‘National Indigenous Peoples Day’ in Canada
What a wild and crazy spring it has been, with all of the flooding rains, damaging winds and other calamities plaguing our region and so many others on this rapidly spinning-out-of-control planet.
I hardly have any right to whine, given the heartaches, hardships and loss of homes and treasured personal possessions so many others have endured this spring in other communities and regions due to sudden, severe shifts in climate conditions that some, in wilful ignorance, continue to view as a “hoax” or as something that just happens naturally every few thousand years, but here at Niagara At Large’s home base, we have had our share of high winds, flooding waters, not to mention technical difficulties that have wreaked havoc with our computers and our ability to get news and commentary out to you.
To tell you the truth, it has almost been a blessing that our systems for posting news and commentary have been down because it has given this journalist a chance to decompress from all of the relentless vomiting out of coarsened conduct that too often passes as governance on the Niagara, Ontario side of a binational border region that makes up NAL’s prime readership area.
But for better or worse, depending on your perspective or whatever side of the dung pile you are on, Niagara At Large is working through the technical glitches for a lift off scheduled for this coming Wednesday, June 28th – just in time for the next meeting of Niagara’s regional council and Canada’s 150th birthday. Continue reading