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Integrity commissioner clears Thomson after complaint

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

An integrity commissioner has found no evidence that city Coun. Wayne Thomson shared confidential information from an in-camera meeting earlier this year.

In a report going before council Tuesday, Integrity Commissioner Brian Duxbury says a complaint submitted to the city clerk alleged Thomson disclosed information from the meeting to third parties “who were not entitled to such information,” as evidenced by text messages.

One of the messages, sent Jan. 25, stated: “I was just talking to Wayne about another issue and he said in-camera was interesting and I will tell you…(blacked out) is the cause of the rumors.”

Following his investigation, which included interviews with Thomson and the unnamed person who sent the text, Duxbury concluded there was “nothing unusual or suggestive of any improper disclosure” in the communication, since Thomson was speaking with someone whose position requires interaction “on a regular basis.”

Tourism agency finalist for awards

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada has shortlisted Niagara Falls Tourism as a finalist in the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards.

This acknowledgement comes after the success of its summer 2016 #ExploreNiagara social media campaign.

The awards are presented annually by the association and the Toronto Star to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry.

“Niagara Falls Tourism is thrilled to be recognized for a campaign that excelled largely because of its spotlight on our amazing members, who work hard every day to enrich Niagara Falls as a world-class destination,” said Jon Jackson, executive director of Niagara Falls Tourism.

Seal with amputated flipper headed to Niagara Falls aquarium

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From the San Francisco Chronicle:

A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an upstate New York aquarium…

The injuries make it nearly impossible for the seal to survive in the wild, so center staff arranged to send the animal to the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls on Friday.

Falls ready to welcome Invictus athletes

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara tourism partners will host hundreds of international athletes and their families next week as part of the upcoming Invictus Games in Toronto.

Up to 500 athletes, family members and coaching staff will take a specially chartered Via Rail train to Niagara Falls on Wednesday for a day-long outing to enjoy the destination’s attractions and activities.

The participants are scheduled to arrive at the Niagara Falls train station on Bridge Street at 11 a.m.

From there, they will board WEGO buses for Table Rock and will have free time to enjoy attractions.

They will depart for the train at 2:30 p.m. for their return to Toronto.

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