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Demanding to Know ‘True Cost’ of Ford Government’s War on Wind Energy

Ontario Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath

Ontario’s NDP Leader  calls on Ford to let province’s Auditor General probe cost, justification for ripping down wind farm

“Ontarians deserve to know the truth. And we need it quickly. Doug Ford’s war on the environment is putting us all in danger, and everyday Ontarians are footing a massive bill for it.”                                         – Ontario’s NDP and Official Opposition Party Leader Andrea  Horwath

A News Release from Ontario’s Official Opposition Party

Posted January 9th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Queen’s Park, Ontario  — Andrea Horwath, Leader of the province’s Official Opposition New Democrats, is calling on Doug Ford to allow Ontario’s Auditor General to examine the true costs and justification for his government’s decision to tear down the Nation Rise Wind Farm in North Stormont.

Peter Tabuns, NDP critic for Energy and the Climate Crisis, wrote to the Auditor General requesting an urgent investigation into all the costs associated with the decision to scrap the Nation Rise project that was just months from completion.

The Auditor General confirmed that she will audit the costs of cancelling the wind farm in her annual report. But she also confirmed that she is willing to conduct a special investigation into the Nation Rise cancellation, and cannot proceed without a mandate from the government. Continue reading

This Year, Niagara’s Town of Lincoln is Celebrating its 50th Anniversary

To Learn a Little More about the History of Lincoln and the Celebratory Activities to come, Read On

A News Release from the Town of Lincoln

Posted January 9th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the the Town of Lincoln. In 1970, three communities came together to form Lincoln – Louth Township, Clinton Township, & Beamsville. Since then, we have become a community of communities to include Jordan, Vineland, Beamsville, Campden, Tintern & Rockway.

This year, to mark this important occasion, the Town is excited to celebrate & showcase our community through our many upcoming community events, culture & arts activities & beautification of our common spaces. It’s our year-long birthday and we invite you to join!

In every community, its history, its sense of belonging, is its people. To kick off this year’s celebrations at the New Year’s Levee, we launched a video of residents who shared various stories of what made them come to Lincoln, made them stay in Lincoln, made them do business in Lincoln. Enjoy!

To stay up to date on this year’s activities, follow us on social media, subscribe to our digital newsletters ([uuid-link:node:2d352848-f26f-4fff-ad3b-3a7d4da596de]) , or keep checking back to our celebration web page ([uuid-link:node:bd6d8214-36be-466c-b2fb-9f1b6c5eead6]) .

For businesses or community organizations interested in using the celebratory logo, wanting to promote a 50^th^ anniversary community event, or find out how to get involved, please contact our planning committee via email ( .

Grow, Prosper, Belong – Celebrating 50 Years of Lincoln!

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Trump’s Threat to Destroy Irreplaceable ‘Cultural Site’ in Iran Should Abhor All of Us

Under International Agreement, Deliberately Destroying “Cultural Sites” is a War Crime

Trump Tweets out his threat to make cultural sites in Iran a target of U.S. attacks

“By threatening cultural sites in Iran, the president fails to consider the broad value of these places, not just to Iran, but to the world more broadly. … Iran’s losses would be a tragic for all of us.”                                                                                                             – Elizabeth S. Green, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Brock University

A News Release from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario

Posted January 7th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

The ancient city of Persepolis is significant tourist attraction in Iran

Niagara, Ontario – The threat by U.S. President Donald Trump against Iranian sites of cultural importance has archaeologists concerned.

“While the destruction of monuments and the looting of sites was a frequent feature of ancient combat, modern efforts strive to preserve heritage in recognition of its value beyond the national level,” says Elizabeth S. Green, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Brock University. “By threatening cultural sites in Iran, the president fails to consider the broad value of these places, not just to Iran, but to the world more broadly.

“Iran’s losses would be a tragic for all of us.”

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History Made in U.S. this Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 – Trump Is Impeached

A peak at the “bulldog edition” or earliest pressing of the front page of the New York Times, sure to be a collector’s item and available on newstands everywhere on Thursday,, December 19, 2019

US. Congressman Brian Higgins, a Democrat from the Buffalo, New York area, among those voting to impeach

“There is no joy in impeachment, but the President’s actions demand it.  Inviting foreign interference in U.S. elections is a threat to our security and democracy.”              – U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, Buffalo, N.Y.

A Statement by U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins representing the Buffalo, New York Area

Posted December 18th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Supporting Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

Today (this December 18th, 2019), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the statement below following his vote supporting articles of impeachment against  President Trump –

“The only things standing between a democracy and a dictatorship is the separation of powers and the rule of law.” Continue reading

Hail Hail Greta Thunberg – Time Magazine’s 2019 ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’

Greta Thunberg, speaking at a climate rally in Vancouver, B.C. earlier this 2019

“I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic and act as if the house is on fire.”                     – 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg

“People are dying! And all you can talk about is money & fairy tales of economic growth. How dare you!”                 – Greta Thunberg, to a large delegation of world leaders at climate summit hosted by the United Nations in New York City earlier this year


A News Commentary by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper

Posted December 11th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

OK Boomers.

OK all of you mostly older conservative-minded people out there who vote for the likes of climate deniers and laggards of the likes of Doug Ford, Andrew Scheer and Jason Kenney in Canada and Donald Trump and his ilk in the United States, and who grumble about paying a few more pennies on a litre of gasoline to drive down the emissions of climate-ravaging carbon pollution.

It took an intelligent, passionate, highly articulate  16-year-old girl from Sweden – Greta Thunberg – to finally mobilize multi-millions of people her age and older around the world to cry out for action on possibly the number one threat to life on this planet in the 21st century. Continue reading

U.S. Congress Approves Bill for Protecting Great Lakes Communities from Impacts of Climate Change

Measure Introduced by Buffalo, New York-Area Congressman Brian Higgins Addresses Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

Flooding along the American shores of Lake Erie. Scenes like this on both sides of the border have become more recent years.

News from the Buffalo, New York Office of U.S. Congressman      Brian Higgins

Posted December 10th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Buffalo, New York-area Congressman Brian Higgins

Buffalo, New York – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act (H.R. 729), a bipartisan package of legislation protecting Great Lakes and Coastal communities from the impacts of climate change.

The bundled legislation included an amendment submitted by Congressman Higgins directing United States Geological Survey research to include the impacts of harmful algal blooms, nutrient pollution, and dead zones on Great Lakes fisheries.

Congressman Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force said, “The Great Lakes are one of this country’s most overlooked and underappreciated natural assets, representing the largest source of fresh water in the world.  Climate change is impacting the health of our lakes and will continue to impact the health of our communities if we don’t act with urgency.” Continue reading

A Sober Message for Black Friday and the Holiday Season

“Consummerism = Climate Crisis” – from Greenpeace

A Brief One from  Niagara At Large reporter and publisher            Doug Draper

Niagara At Large, November 29th, 2019

A banner reading “Consumerism = Climate Crisis,” written in spanish and displayed on a banner hung from a store in a shopping district  in Spain by the environmental group Greenpeace. Give it some serious thought

Consummerism can also equal mass madness and violence toward others we don’t even know. Click on the screen below.

Somewhere between the Three Wise Men bringing the Baby Jesus a few gifts, and what we’ve got going on now, something has flown seriously off the rails. It works well for the money lenders though.

This Holiday Season, make peace with Mother Earth. Be a minimalist!

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