See the sword — and then swallow it

From the Niagara Falls Review: It’s not a holiday yet, but sword swallowers have made today their own. World Sword Swallowers Day will see performers send steel down the hatch at more than a dozen Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums throughout the world, including Clifton Hill. Toronto’s Vanessa Neil does the deed at 2:27…

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‘Extremely bleak’ conditions still dog Niagara’s tourism industry

From the Niagara Falls Review: The Niagara Parks Commission wasn’t the only business to struggle in 2009. The tourism industry as a whole had to scratch and claw its way through a year hampered by unseasonable weather, new passport requirements and a deadly influenza strain. “It’s extremely bleak out there,” said Niagara Falls Tourism chairman…

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Americans a tough crowd to draw

From the Niagara Falls Review: It was a year to forget for the Niagara Parks Commission. The provincial agency saw a dramatic decline in foreign visitation in 2009. Whether it was H1N1, which literally stopped international travel for a period of time, the coolest and wettest summer since 1992, rising fuel prices, or the rception…

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