Graham on November 26th, 2014

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ve probably seen comments from someone named Karen. She loves Niagara Falls, and tries to visit often (she’s from Pennsylvania).

A couple of years ago Karen agreed to help out on the blog, but then life got in the way. After a few postings, she got caught up in other things.

I’m happy to announce that Karen is back! She’ll be joining Dan and I in writing about Niagara Falls. Welcome back Karen icon smile

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From the Niagara Gazette:

As Western New York weather starts trending toward the chilly, and the hours of sunlight get shorter and shorter, the puzzle of what to do with squirrelly small children over the long months of winter looms large in the minds of many parents.

And let’s be honest: Many adults would like a warm place to relax that doesn’t involve pricey airfare, as well.

So, it’s no surprise that a number of indoor waterparks (with temperatures generally kept in the 80-degree range) have popped up in the region in the past 10 years or so. In fact, in August, plans for a new “Wonder Falls” indoor waterpark and hotel complex were announced for the former Rainbow Mall in Niagara Falls.

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This is from an interesting press release seen on Yahoo! Finance Canada:

Marineland is pleased to announce that the Digital Journal has today formally retracted the article it published on July 28, 2014 regarding the health and care of Kiska, Marineland’s killer whale. The complete text of the retraction appears below:

View the press release to read all the details.

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Graham on November 26th, 2014

From CBS Pittsburgh:

Lots of people from our area visit Niagara Falls in the summer, but what about the winter?

There are some great deals and more going on than you may realize. Plus, on the Canadian side the exchange rate helps a little, too.

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Dan on November 25th, 2014

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If you don’t already know, an Escape Room opened up this year on Queen St. It is a game based attraction that has become popular here in North American in recent times.

The Comedy Network featured a funny video about the one here in Niagara Falls.

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Graham on November 13th, 2014

I had done fairly well keeping the site updated, but I’ve been on vacation over the last week, so things have dropped a bit. I’ll be back again mid next week…

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Dan on November 8th, 2014

Niagara This Week published an article about a local company hoping to raise interest in its “3-D Transportation System”. It sounds a bit “pie in the sky”, but the concept exists in New Zealand and has received an award from Google.

Apart from the transportation system, the local company is proposing to build an eco-adventure park in Niagara Falls Ontario and New York. The park will feature the transportation system, electric jet boat, bungee jumping, and more.

The company recently started a crowd-funding campaign with a $1 million goal. Over the past week they have only managed just over $100 with a target end date in December.

If they reach the $1 million goal they can possibly secure an additional $3 million in financing for a total of $4 million. A project like this will cost considerably more, so if this is to see fruition for the 2016/17 season as proposed, the stakeholders will need to have significant personal savings.

You can find the links below to their website and the original article

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From a Market Wired press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

Niagara Falls, Canada has been chosen as the exclusive Canadian stop of the Wings for Life World Run a remarkable global running race produced by Red Bull in partnership with the Wings for Life Foundation. With 35 simultaneous starts and no finish line, runners participating in this one-of-a-kind format will attempt to stay ahead of pursuing ‘catcher cars’ driven to chase and overpass them. The event debuted last year and raised more than $4.1 million worldwide to benefit spinal cord injury research.

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