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Oct. 21, 2021 | Thursday
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Editorial: The glass is at least half full

In an era when NOTL seems to be facing ever-more-polarizing times as animal rights activists and pro-carriage counterparts face off on the streets of town, we thought it might be time to sit back and take a glass half-full approach (VQA, of course).

So, in the spirit of positivity, let’s take a break from the negative and have a look at some of the good things about life here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, all from the pages of your Lake Report today and over the past few weeks.

So, kudos to:

* Our readers and area businesses for your overwhelming support of and participation in the NOTL’s Choice Awards.

* Shaw actor Kevin McLachlin and the community of helpers who enabled him to complete an amazing Ironman triathlon fundraiser in NOTL this past Sunday.

* Joan King and those who organize the annual Terry Fox Run. On this 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, they are again doing great work. Get out to Valu-mart in Virgil this Friday or Saturday and buy a commemorative T-shirt.

* Ravine Vineyard and the Harber family for their stellar community support, this time of the NOTL Museum

* And Palatine winery, too, for helping to fund the Upper Canada Heritage Trail.

* Music Niagara for finding innovative ways to keep making music. And finding beautiful locations to film the At Home Series.

* The Shaw Guild for spearheading the establishment of the NOTL ambassadors program.

* Club 55 for its weekend motorcycle rally to help feed hungry schoolkids.

* The Yellow Door Theatre Project for doing great work developing aspiring thespians.

* The Shaw Festival for hanging in there and promising to entertain us soon, with some shows al fresco.

* Town council for not killing the almost-completed Virgil skateboard park and for relenting on allowing the Pedal Pub to continue operating – on a route that avoids residential areas.

* Brett Ruck from the Town of NOTL, for helping to develop an online app that will aid our farmers with irrigation.

* Lloyd Kelly, the Texas lawyer and owner of the long-abandoned historic Breakenridge house at 240 Centre St., for engaging NOTL architectural expert Brian Marshall and Brock Builders to restore this Regency home. 

* Our readers, again, for being such interested and engaged supporters of our wee newspaper. And for writing tons of letters on issues that concern them. And for letting us know about news in our community that you want to see in your paper.

Thank you all.