Striking workers at Niagara Falls’ Rainforest Café secure first contract

From Niagara This Week: After 80 days on strike, the workers at Rainforest Café on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls and the restaurant’s owners have been ordered to enter into a first contract. The order came from Ontario Labour Relations Board vice-chair Patrick Kelly, who issued the decision late in the afternoon Wednesday stating he…

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Marineland about to make a $6M splash with Arctic-themed water feature

From Niagara This Week: Marineland is set to open a multimillion-dollar, two-acre, Arctic-themed splash pad. Polar Splash, which cost approximately $6 million to build and is located across from Friendship Cove, features 10 kid-friendly water slides along with 150 themed sprayers and jets designed to look like realistic dolphins, sea lions, belugas, walruses and polar…

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Falls part of Niagara’s UNESCO Geopark effort

From Niagara This Week: The push to have Niagara declared a UNESCO Geopark has come to Niagara Falls. In May, Patrick McKeever, a geologist and professor by trade who eventually helped create the UNESCO Global Geoparks label, made a case to Niagara Regional council the global designation would promote tourism and bring international recognition to…

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