Day: September 28, 2012

Niagara Parks Commission and city of Niagara Falls reach deal on voluntary payments to municipality

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From Bullet News Niagara:

The Niagara Parks Commission and city of Niagara Falls have settled a two-year spat over voluntary payments that the provincial agency makes to the municipality in lieu of property taxes.

With no public discussion at Tuesday’s council meeting (the matter was passed in a bulk reading of bylaws) Niagara Falls politicians approved a new 15-year agreement which will see the Commission pay the city about $1.2 million annually starting Dec. 1, 2013 in exchange for services such as firefighting, water and sewer delivery, and some limited snow plowing and road maintenance.

“It’s a good agreement – we’re glad it’s finally settled,” NPC Chairwoman Janice Thomson said.

Niagara Falls Hotel Offers Special NFL Travel Package

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From a Marketwire press release:

Courtyard by Marriott is proud to be the official sponsor of the NFL. To celebrate this affiliation, Courtyard Niagara Falls is offering a special NFL travel package now through February 3, 2013. This hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada, is just minutes from the falls, casinos and major attractions.

Football fans can enjoy spectacular hotel deals in Niagara Falls, like this special NFL offer: stay one weekend night and receive a $50 Courtyard Refreshing Savings Weekend Coupon, which is good for a guest’s next two-night weekend stay. Plus, they will receive late check-out and a 15% coupon.

Cochrane delivers on promise

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From Niagara This Week:

Jay Cochrane came before City politicians Tuesday night bearing gifts for the Tender Wishes Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara and the City.

The 68-year-old funambulist raised more than $10,000 to be split evenly between the two organizations.

“He’s really an angel of men,” boys and girls club board member Flory Massi said. “When you look at what he’s done for children here and around the world, to us he’s really special.”

Niagara Parks Commission tests public appetite for zip line attractions

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From Bullet News Niagara:

As a steady crowd of the curious strolled past the large information placards, standing off to the side, watching and chatting, were the curious and the informed – the business stakeholders who have more than a passing interest in where the Niagara Parks Commission goes with its plans to possibly add zip line to its roster of attractions.

“It would be a great place,” said Michael Smith, president of Arbortrek Canopy Adventures in Detroit, which runs a zip line at a ski resort in Vermont. “We’ll have to see what they decide.”

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