Local links, a hopefully brief hiatus, and a new music project

December 15th, 2011 No Comments »

Hello! It’s abundantly clear that despite my best intentions my full plate isn’t going to allow me to produce new Check In Niagara episodes in the short term. Hopefully we can get up to speed again in 2012. In the meantime here’s where you should visit for thoughtful and insightful local views of life in […]

Win tickets to the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival

June 8th, 2011 No Comments »

One of the other hats I wear is that I’m the managing editor at After a decade of toiling away supporting music festivals and concerts just about everywhere else in the world, I’m thrilled to finally put the Punknews spotlight on a local event. We’re a media sponsor this year at the S.C.E.N.E. Music […]

Relaunching (in more ways than one)

June 4th, 2011 No Comments »

Today’s a day of new beginnings. As you can see I’ve simplified and relaunched Check In Niagara, removing many of the superfluous features and navigation options from the old design to leave me with something much cleaner and (hopefully) more focused on content. Video updates start up again next week with a spotlight on the Niagara Glen. […]

Big Niagara’s vision, Little Niagara’s parochialism

March 3rd, 2011 No Comments »

Walter Sendzik from the St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce has a spot on editorial running in the local papers today. I touched on the parochialism of this region in the very first episode of so it’s thrilling to see it discussed so prominently. Indeed, few can argue that in Niagara there is a Big […]

February Vortex of Failure

March 3rd, 2011 No Comments »

Hi Everyone! Sorry about the lack of updates over the last month. I was battling a full workload and the workload got the best of me. That said, I’ve got four new episodes in the can and intend to get back on a weekly posting schedule this March. Thanks for your patience. Stay warm. Adam

Niagara Parks Commission stakeholder survey

December 23rd, 2010 3 Comments »

The Niagara Parks Commission has entered into a strategic planning process and as such has made a new stakeholder survey available. The Parks, which has had a tumultuous year to say the least, is looking for community insights on what they’re doing right and what needs improvement. Not to taint your own answers, but a few issues […]

We’ll be back December 30th

December 23rd, 2010 No Comments »

Seasons greetings! If you haven’t noticed already, Check In Niagara is taking a bit of a holiday breather. My apologies for not announcing it sooner. I’ll be back with new episodes on the 30th of December then we’ll be going strong through January. Cheers!

Updated Every Thursday

October 10th, 2010 No Comments »

While we’ve been on this schedule for nearly a month now I felt I should make it official: will be updated every Thursday for the foreseeable future. That’s a commitment. If I can do more I will. If it’s Friday morning and there’s no new episode posted, you have my permission to harass me.

Come help clean up the Glen this Saturday

August 26th, 2010 No Comments »

This coming Saturday, August 28th the Friends of Niagara Parks – Niagara Glen group is putting on their annual End Of Summer Clean Up event at the Niagara Glen.

Thanks for the launch coverage

August 13th, 2010 No Comments »

Check In Niagara was featured in yesterday’s editions of the St. Catharines Standard and the Niagara Falls Review.