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Public aerosol art installation on Robinson Street is gone

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Last fall I posted about an “art installation” on Robinson St that was a collaboration between the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls and local artists.

Well, the house, as well as the one beside it, have been torn down.

Multi-level go-kart racing coming to Niagara Falls, Ontario

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From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

Get ready for a multi-level go-karting experience in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

HOCO Entertainment and Resorts tells 7EWN that construction on the new “Niagara Speedway” is nearing completion. The spiraling track is being built on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls and is inspired by “Heavy Metal High Rise” which is a go-kart track in Branson, Missouri.

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The court case against Marineland might be over, but we can still consider this saga a ‘win’

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From a CBC News Opinion piece:

Despite years of bad press and seemingly credible allegations of animal abuse, it comes as little surprise that cruelty charges laid against Marineland by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) were withdrawn last week. The Crown said there was no reasonable chance of conviction.

Animal cruelty convictions are notoriously rare in Canada. But though the law may not recognize it, the very nature of Marineland — to confine animals to unnatural environments for entertainment and profit — is cruel.

DEC investigating a new ‘potential discharge’ at Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported Tuesday that it was investigating a — possible, not confirmed — discharge into the Niagara River from the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A statement from the DEC Tuesday evening said conservation officers and technical staff went to the main outfall from the treatment plant near the Maid of the Mist boat dock, after receiving a call about discolored water at around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Casino Stay and Play from $105 CAD / $77 USD

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Earlier this week I  received an email newsletter from the Embassy Suites By Hilton Niagara Falls – Fallsview. Read More…

Niagara Falls too slow for some

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From the Times Record News:

I’d never given Niagara Falls much thought until the other night when I watched the ‘50s movie thriller fittingly named “Niagara” on TCM. Its scope, even on film, was compelling.

Curiosity about this majestic wonder sent me on a tour of video and educational websites. So lean back and relax children while I fill in some blanks about this one time Mecca that held American honeymooners captive.

I say one time Mecca because most travel authorities today no longer rank Niagara Falls as a prime honeymoon spot. The best places to ‘moon in fast-paced modern America include several islands of Hawaii, Jackson Hole, Charleston, Vail, Lake Tahoe and Lost Vegas.

Downtown Wi-Fi program gets a boost from Destination Niagara

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From the Niagara Gazette:

Destination Niagara USA, the renamed tourism bureau of Niagara County, has thrown financial support behind a local push to install wireless Internet equipment on Old Falls Street.

The Wi-Fi pilot program, which would allow up to 4,000 simultaneous users to access the web on their telephones, laptops and tablets, is being driven by the Niagara Global Tourism Institute.

Destination Niagara’s board of directors approved a $50,000 allocation for the initiative over the next two budget years last week, according to Andrea Czopp, the organization’s director of communications.

Niagara leaders pleased with seasonal GO reception

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Metrolinx is on track to hit around 25,000 passenger trips on this year’s seasonal GO train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

Spokesman Scott Money said due to a six-to-eight week delay in ridership reporting, Metrolinx is unable to provide 2017 numbers.

However, he said it’s expected the service will see 25,000 passenger trips when the season wraps up on Thanksgiving weekend, just as there were in 2015 and 2016.

“Our Niagara service continues to be very popular with customers,” said Money.

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