Quite a while ago I received the latest Entertainment Insider email newsletter from the Fallsview Casino Resort.

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Graham on May 29th, 2014

I’m not sure how they got in this, but this article on Yahoo! Finance mentions the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview as a top travel deal on Groupon:

And, finally, the best for last — honey moon destination Niagara Falls, for 68% off. Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ont. So it is not even in the United States. That does not matter if the goal of the visitor is to go over the falls in a barrel or tire.

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From the Niagara Gazette:

A 22-year-old Niagara Falls man was pulled from the Niagara Gorge Wednesday night after he was found under the Rainbow Bridge.

About 8:15 p.m., members of the Niagara Parks Police Service, Niagara Regional Police Service, Canadian Border Services Agency, Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the Niagara Falls Fire Department respond to the Rainbow Bridge after the man was spotted about 50 feet below the retaining wall in the Niagara gorge.

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From a CNW Group press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

Yesterday Marineland welcomed the first regular surprise inspection by the new Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) zoo inspectors, as part of the new framework for monitoring of animal care developed with the Government of Ontario, the OSPCA and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA-AZAC).

A three member zoo inspection team from the OSPCA were provided full access to all the animals cared for at Marineland and conducted a thorough and professional inspection.

Marineland is pleased to report that no issues of concern were identified and the inspection was successful. All of our animals are well taken care of and healthy.

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Graham on May 28th, 2014

From Now Toronto:

Several hundred animal rights and liberation activists marched five kilometres through the streets of Niagara Falls to the gates of Marineland for opening day demanding the release of the park’s captive wildlife.

John Holer, the park’s owner, was onsite but did not address the crowd directly.

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Graham on May 23rd, 2014

From Niagara This Week:

In the words of director Lee Siegel, he’s taken some sterling silver and gave it some polish.

Siegel was describing some changes that were being made to the venerable Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner Show, which is about to embark on its 20th season.

“The iconic characters will still be there — Klondike Kitty, the Mountie, the Hockey Player,” Siegel said. “I talked to Jim and Anne (Cooper and Robinson, the team who run the theatre Cooper helped found) and they said we can’t change the iconic pieces.”

What has been done, is new music has been added, including a new rock section that includes music from the likes of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Avril Lavigne.

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Graham on May 23rd, 2014

From Niagara This Week:

Not wanting to stick ratepayers with a potential $62 increase on their tax bills, councillors decided Tuesday to take a $2.9-million shortfall in revenues by taking the money from the City’s OLG reserve fund.

The shortfall came about after the Region reversed its tax policy to create a separate primarily for tax levies on the city’s two casinos, primarily the large Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. The Region made the decision based on a provincial re-assessment of the value of the property. The re-assessment is currently under appeal.

“I don’t think it would be fair or realistic to say to taxpayers, we’re getting over $20 million from the OLG and now we’re going to raise your taxes.”

Mayor Jim Diodati called the situation a “frustrating” one.

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