Thumbs Up to the substantial decrease in traffic during March break. We’ve especially noticed a difference in St. Catharines during the AM and PM rush hours. Can that many people actually afford to travel with their families? Apparently, yes.
Thumbs Down to being carelessly overcharged for items at the grocery store. Many consumers go out of their way to purchase items on sale or with half-price stickers on them, only to be accidentally charged full price because of a coding error, or a check-out clerk missing a discount
sticker. This happens more often than many suspect. The best solution is to review your receipt before walking out of the store. At least you can correct it on the spot instead of enduring the frustration once you discover the mistake at home.
Thumbs Up to the Niagara Health System for moving forward with the plan to consolidate maternity care at the new St. Catharines hospital. It’s a strategy that makes sense; opposition is based simply on parochial concerns and invented scare-mongering. Consolidation begins on March 19.
Thumbs Down to knee-jerk reactions against the BeNF campaign. We admit that Niagara Falls’ new branding exercise may not be immediately obvious to all, but that’s the way with many campaigns. It’s already got people talking and, produced by the mayor’s office, it didn’t cost taxpayers a cent. Give it a chance.