Speedway opponent drops OMB challenge

And now for one little bit of news that isn’t related to Nik Wallenda 🙂 From Niagara This Week: The proposed Canadian Motor Speedway project has one less barrier to hurdle this week after a settlement was reached between one of the major groups opposed to the project and the speedway proponent. Council voted unanimously…

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Wallenda Walk: Canadian Traffic And Parking Tips

From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (including video): “Rarely have we seen an event of this scale which requires the coordination of so many public service and emergency service agencies ,” remarked Douglas Kane, Chief of the Niagara Parks Police Service, as Canadian officials signed off on the integrated public safety plan they developed for…

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Setting up for Nik Wallenda – lots of TV trucks and lots of wires (and lots of photos)!

For the last couple of days there has been lots of work going on along the Niagara Parkway down to Table Rock Place. There are a LOT of trucks with a LOT of equipment for the TV production. There are barriers being put in place, security and police officers around, and more. It is kind…

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2 plans to rescue daredevil Wallenda

From UPI: Canadian and American authorities have a backup plan to rescue tightrope walker Nik Wallenda should he be stranded during his walk across Niagara Falls. The plan is a backup to Wallenda’s own rescue plan, which would use a system of pulleys and baskets, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported Saturday. “One of the conditions…

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Saving Niagara Falls, One (Tightrope) Step At A Time

From WNYC Public Radio (you can listen to the 5-minute audio segment): Niagara Falls has long been a magnet for daredevils, but strict laws have kept them away for more than a century. That’s expected to change Friday, when circus performer Nik Wallenda will walk a two-inch-thick wire above the giant waterfall. It’s an exception…

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Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda’s plan to conquer Niagara Falls

From the Toronto Star: Wallenda can’t afford to make a similar stumble this Friday during his highest-profile act yet: walking 550 metres across Niagara Falls, on a wire 60 metres above the gorge. “This is unique because it’s the longest unsupported or unstabilized cable that anyone’s put up in the history of wire-walking,” Wallenda says….

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Seneca Nation to upgrade casino tower in NY

From the Times Herald-Tribune: The Seneca Indian Nation’s gambling business says a new construction project will make its Niagara Falls casino more distinctive on the city skyline. Jim Wilson of the Seneca Gaming Corporation says the project on top of the existing hotel tower won’t add more rooms, but will change signage to make the…

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