Canadian Motor Speedway close to a groundbreaking

From the Niagara Falls Review: The man behind the Canadian Motor Speedway project is banking on a groundbreaking by the beginning of winter. Executive Director Azhar Mohammad said while the results of the Ontario Municipal Board’s decision haven’t been released yet, he’s remaining optimistic. “There really wasn’t any opposition,” he said of the hearing that…

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Ontario government responds to Marineland allegations with crack down on animal abuse

From the Globe and Mail: The Ontario government says it plans to beef up regulations to protect animals kept in zoos and aquariums, including Marineland. Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur made the announcement in a statement this morning ahead of a noon news conference. She says the province will work with animal experts and other…

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Zip-line decision expected by year’s end

From the Niagara Falls Review: The public should know by the end of the year whether a zip-line attraction above Niagara Parks Commission property will be a go. Staff is preparing a report on the idea, which commissioners will likely deal with at their December meeting, said NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson. She said the report…

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