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As an independent, on-line source of news and commentary, with no partisan ties or preconceived notions other than to dig for some truth and whatever is fair for the ordinary citizen, Niagara At Large welcomes a diversity of opinion on issues of interest and concern to our families, our friend and our neighbours and fellow citizens.
In that spirit, Niagara At Large has no interest in becoming just one more echo chamber in cyberspace for people who share the same political ties or views on an issue. To the contrary, a goal of this site is to become a dynamic forum for discussion and debate – a ‘new media’ equivalent of a town hall that everyone, from ordinary citizens to community leaders, want to engage in as we search for ways to make our towns and cities the best places possible to live, work and visit.
But like older fashion town halls or newspapers you might remember before the age of blogging, Niagara At Large is requiring everyone submitting a comment to live by the same rules as regular contributors to this site and link their name to their views.
To put it simply, Niagara At Large will not post anonymous comments for reasons that have to do with accountability and a desire to discourage remarks that violate any sense of civility.
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