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Niagara College Remembers Basil the Cat

Photo Credit: Basil the Cat Instagram page, @Basil_theNCcat

July 5, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

Something is missing in Niagara College's greenhouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Basil the cat passed away on Wednesday, he was about 16 years old.

Not only did he keep the mice away, but he also provided comfort to staff and students.

The college sells plush Basil inspired keychains at the Benchmarket. All of the money from sales go towards the Basil Bursary, which was created back in 2016. 

Niagara College students, staff and alumni have been sharing photos of Basil on social media, tagging his Instagram account @Basil_theNCcat.