Category: Niagara Falls Attractions

Angels pitching in $3M for Titanic project

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From Niagara This Week:

More than a year after first floating the idea, plans to build a Titanic museum in Niagara Falls are steaming ahead with no icebergs in site.

Fuelled with a $3-million commitment from the Niagara Angel Network, proponents of the attraction hope to welcome aboard their first passengers by the middle of next year.

While celebrating investments made in the past three years totalling just more than $12 million to help establish 29 businesses including several in Niagara, Angel Network executive director Terry Kadwell also announced plans to pitch in for the Experience Titanic interactive museum planned for Niagara Falls.

OSPCA threatened Marineland’s ‘extinction’: Lawsuit

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Marineland’s $21-million lawsuit against the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is the result of “injuries and damages, including special damages” suffered as a result of the animal welfare organization’s animal cruelty charges laid against the park.

In a statement of claim obtained by Niagara Falls Review this week, Marineland accuses the OSPCA of “malice” towards the park, bowing to pressure from the “animal activist community” to lay animal cruelty charges in January and last November in order to please its donors.

“In addition, through its press releases and public statements … the OSPCA has threatened Marineland with effective extinction,” says the 34-page statement of claim, filed on Oct. 24 in St. Catharines.

Rescue seal at Aquarium of Niagara gets new name, fresh start

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

He’s feisty, playful, and a bit of flirt.

You’d never guess by looking at 1-year-old Stryker that the Harbor Seal pup almost lost his life.

He was hit by a boat in New Jersey earlier this year and needed one of his back flippers amputated.

Because he’s no longer able to survive on his own in the wild, he was brought to the Aquarium of Niagara.

New attraction at Cave of the Winds highlights larger redevelopment of Niagara Falls park

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From 88.7 WBFO:

A new attraction has opened at the Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls, offering guests a year-round facility to learn about the natural wonder’s history. It’s also the latest completed project in an overall $70 million investment to update Niagara Falls State Park.

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WonderFalls Pass on sale for Niagara residents

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara residents were able to start purchasing their WonderFalls Pass Wednesday, which allows them to visit 10 Niagara Falls attractions for $10 per person or $30 per family.

Family passes are good for up to six people.

The initiative, now in its third year, was created by Coun. Victor Pietrangelo, and complements the annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap fundraiser.

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