Day: September 26, 2012

Seneca Gaming Dispute Goes From Simmer To Boil

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From WGRZ channel 2 in Buffalo (including video):

The recent suggestion by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster that the city -due to a dispute over gaming revenues– may eventually no longer provide fire protection to the Seneca Niagara Casino, has prompted a fiery response from the President of the Seneca Nation.

Inspectors take only a day, give Marineland a clean bill of health

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From the Toronto Star:

It took only a day for inspectors to give Marineland the thumbs-up in the wake of a Star investigation and public complaints about animal care at the Niagara Falls facility.

In a recent Starseries, former trainers blamed chronic health issues among sea mammals, including the recent death of a baby beluga, on staffing shortages and sporadically poor water at the park.

But as three inspectors from the Canadian Association of Zoo and Aquariums left Marineland a week later on Aug. 23, they told owner John Holer the health of marine mammals looked “very good” and the preventative medicine program was “comprehensive.”

That same evening, Marineland put out an upbeat press release to say it had a clean bill of health.

Who’s to blame for lack of Falls cash?

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From WIVB channel 4 in Buffalo:

Who’s to blame for holding up millions in much-needed casino revenue in Niagara Falls?

On Tuesday, Mayor Paul Dyster raised eyebrows during a 9/11 ceremony when he dug into the Seneca Nation of Indians over the holdup and suggested that should a fire happen at their casino, their may not be fire protection available for those who won’t pay up. But the Senecas contend it is the state who is holding all the cards.

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