Graham Wing on October 23rd, 2014

From Niagara This Week:

It is a time of change for the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.

After years of adding events, organizers are pulling back a little with the festival acting more as an umbrella organization for the city’s annual winter celebration.

“We have a new strategic plan and a new board,” said WFOL co-chair Brian Crow said.

In what will be a year of transition, new illuminations are on the way, and Crow is excited for what the future holds for the festival.

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Graham Wing on October 23rd, 2014

From Yahoo! Canada Celebrity:

Deadmau5 may have sold his Purrari, but he has some new animals on his mind. The Niagara Falls native has come out in protest of his hometown’s theme park and aquarium, Marineland, for keeping animals captive.

On Monday, the 33-year-old music producer wrote a blog on his website entitled “Deer Marineland,” urging the park’s owner, John Holer, to remove the park animals and keep the rides.

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Graham Wing on October 23rd, 2014

The website Gizmodo recently had an interesting article about the history of buildings that spin. Many buildings were specifically talked about along with a photo. The Skylon Tower was only briefly mentioned.

Have you ever eaten at their revolving dining room? I haven’t, but would love to give it a try…

Graham Wing on October 22nd, 2014

From the St Thomas Times Journal:

Halloween doesn’t have to be a spooky, scary time. These 10 Halloween events and destinations are family-friendly so even the youngest member of your group can enjoy this fun time of year.

This article is actually a couple of years old, although it just showed up in my news feeds. It is a slideshow of the 10 locations, an includes the Great Wolf Lodge.

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Graham Wing on October 22nd, 2014

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

On Friday, October 10, 2014 Marineland welcomed the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Zoo Inspection team for another of its regular and thorough inspections of all of our land animals, marine mammals and facilities. We are pleased to report that no issues of concern were identified and the inspection was successful.

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Graham Wing on October 22nd, 2014

if you build it they will come infographic

The Man on the Lam blog has a blog post called If You Build it, They Will Come which has an infographic that is “a look at the biggest proposed construction projects in Canada that never happened”. It has an Expedia logo at the top of the infographic. I’m not sure how accurate it is, but there is an item mentioning “Disney Niagara”

As far back as 1963 Walt Disney considered building a Disney attraction on the Niagara Falls site…

You can click through to the site to read the rest of the blurb.

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Graham Wing on October 21st, 2014

From the Buffalo News:

Tickle your imagination with high society from the glory days of the Falls. Pack your brain with forgotten history about some of the oldest buildings in the city, some built during the Civil War and others even older. Discover ornate designs of houses and mansions that prominent industrialists from a bygone era once called home.

About two dozen sites and structures are featured on a new walking tour in downtown Niagara Falls with stories of culture, history and architecture…

The first tour was given Aug. 20, and tours will be running through October.

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