Day: September 10, 2012

Canada’s Best Street Hockey Players Compete Near Hotels in Niagara Falls, Canada

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From a press release seen on Marketwire:

More than 100 teams and 800 players from across Canada will head to Niagara Falls this September to battle it out for the hockey Redwood Cup National Championship, taking place across the street from this hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Senate candidates spar over Wallenda site remarks

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From the Niagara Gazette:

State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, believes the former site of a now-defunct helium balloon ride in downtown Niagara Falls would make the ideal spot for a proposed attraction involving Nik Wallenda.

There is at least one potential hang up with his plan: The site, located at 310 Rainbow Blvd., is already being eyed by a Buffalo development company as a possible location for a new hotel and mixed-use building.

Maziarz, who played an active role in helping Wallenda obtain the clearances needed for his June 15 walk across Niagara Falls, said this week he believes the property, often referred to as parcel 4, would be the ideal spot for what has been described as Wallenda’s “temporary” entertainment center on the American side.

Falls park to see more improvements

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

Further improvements are getting underway in Niagara Falls State Park.

On Tuesday, the governor’s office announced that NY Works is investing $2 million into the viewing areas at Three Sisters Islands and Luna Island in the park

Marineland: Allegations of poor treatment of deer, bears

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From the Toronto Star:

After an extensive Toronto Star investigation into the treatment of sea life at Marineland, serious allegations are now being levelled about the diet and conditions of its land animals.

Casual brutality when animals need to be put down is common and substandard enclosures are prevalent, according to Jim Hammond, the former land animal care supervisor at the facility who resigned last year.

It was the death of a little Red deer in the summer of 2010 that was the final straw for Hammond at Marineland. The deer’s foreleg was badly broken, with the bone sticking out, and it had to be killed. Hammond accepted that, but it was how the deer died he’ll never forget.

End of Summer Deal, Book Now

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Last week I received a newsletter from Niagara Hospitality Hotels, the operator of the The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls.

To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the Email Deals link on the main page of their site.

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