What started as an unexpected crop loss for hop-grower Mireille Allard turned out to be the unlikely inspiration behind the Niagara College Teaching Brewery’s frosty new brew. Allard co-owns Houblonniere Lupuline hopyard in the Chapeau region of Quebec. In the fall of 2015, an unexpected September frost rendered a portion of her Chinook-variety hops, which had remained on the bine, pink-coloured and unusually aromatic. Curious about the effects of letting the hops freeze on the bine, Allard send samples of the hops to a lab. The results showed much higher of alpha acids and oils compared to the unfrozen hops. “Everything was boosted up,” said Allard

CIBC’s $50,000 pledge to fund assistive technology, student scholarships. Students with disabilities will have access to more supports at Niagara College, thanks to a gift from CIBC.

A power of attorney could be essential for ensuring that your wishes are respected, but it might not be all you need. Saturday morning. You sit down at your computer, which contains information about all of your accounts, and prepare to enter your password. Your mind goes blank. Maybe it’s just a temporary memory glitch, but who knows? Due to illness, thousands of people every year gradually lose the mental capacity to look after their own affairs. 

In the past, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has made transit free for seniors on Remembrance Day. This year, Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday when there is typically no Transit service. Because of this, the Town has scheduled a limited service for the morning of Sunday November 11, 2018.

Art in the Open is a comprehensive on-line catalogue of more than 250 pieces of public art located throughout the Niagara region.  Venture Niagara Community Futures Development Corporation launched the bilingual website at their Annual General Meeting in front of more than 50 guests at Club Capri in Thorold, Ontario on Wednesday.

There’s a new member of the team at Niagara College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre. It goes by the name RoamIO Jumbo, and it is an advanced, rugged land rover, able to patrol vineyard rows with ease, helping farmers increase profitability or even save their crop from damaging weather.

A host of events and celebrations of Indigenous life, history and culture throughout the month of November will mark Niagara College’s celebration of Indigenous Awareness Month at both campuses.

Janet Rouss, Author of “Courage Freedom Happiness – Life Hacks from a Digital Nomad” speaks on “Making your Work Work for you”.  On November 21st, come hear how to make your life and work more meaningful and fulfilling.  Discover what you are good at and how to push your limits to find new ways of living and working.  A great opportunity to network and promote your business.  Special wine tasting from King’s Court Estate Winery.

Little superheroes, wizards and zombies will soon be filling the streets in search of candy — and they won’t always be looking both ways before crossing the street. Halloween is a busy night in neighbourhoods everywhere, and with so many kids on the street and their attention diverted elsewhere, it is up to motorists to exercise a little extra care and caution when travelling.

Mark your calendars now for one of Niagara’s most anticipated business events of the year. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and our largest event ever. Plan to join the celebration as we recognize Niagara’s top entrepreneurs of the last 25 years.


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