Councillor seeks permanent falls backlighting
From Niagara This Week:
Nik Wallenda’s walk across Niagara Falls nearly two weeks ago is still casting a glow over the city, one councillor said Tuesday.
And councillor Wayne Thomson said he would like to see that glow carry over to the Horseshoe Falls itself — permanently.
Thomson was impressed by the backlighting of the world famous cataract the night of the seventh-generation funambulist’s historic trek. The special lighting was done for television as the event was broadcast worldwide including on CTV in Canada and ABC in the United States.
“The current illumination has had its day. Wallenda showed what it could be,” Thomson said at Tuesday’s council meeting as he put forward a motion asking for the city to talk will the Falls Illumination Board about backlighting the falls on a permanent basis.