Niagara Falls News

Graham on December 19th, 2014

Last night the family went for a brief drive along the Niagara Parkway to check out the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. It is the first time I’ve seen all of the lights at night. They look excellent. There are a lot more than there used to be. One strange thing is related […]

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Graham on December 19th, 2014

From WPTZ Channel 5 in Plattsburgh: New York has posted online more than 90 virtual tours of parks, campgrounds, attractions and other popular destinations. Intended to make it easier for tourists to plan outings, the 360-degree, color, panoramic images also link to brief descriptions of the sites, highlights and contact information. They range from Jones […]

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Graham on December 19th, 2014

From the Simcoe Reformer (includes a brief photo slideshow): What Canadian places did we visit most last year? According to data from Facebook, Niagara Falls and Toronto’s Rogers Centre were the most visited. Like this:Like Loading…

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Graham on December 18th, 2014

From Bullet News Niagara: The Canadian Motor Speedway is moving ahead even though an approximate $60-million commitment from the provincial government that would cover costs of needed infrastructure improvements in the area of the 823-acre project in Fort Erie has not been provided. The widening of thoroughfares in the area of the proposed project and […]

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Graham on December 18th, 2014

From the Niagara Falls Review: Marineland’s eighth lawsuit since 2012 is seeking $600,000 in damages from a Vancouver publication for a story it claims is “indifferent to the truth.” The park is seeking $500,000 for defamation and $100,000 in punitive damages from the weekly Georgia Straight and writer Travis Lupick for an article published and […]

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From Canoe.ca News: A 43-year-old man has been charged after a makeshift bomb ignited but didn’t explode in a hotel lobby Wednesday, police say. Emergency crews were called to the Courtside Inn around 6:30 p.m. after a guest lit a glass jar filled with liquid and debris before running back to his room, police said. […]

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Graham on December 17th, 2014

From the Niagara Falls Review: You’re going to hear a lot of Niagara Falls composer Nathan Chamberland at the upcoming Winter Festival of Lights. Over and over again. An eight and a half minute score Chamberland wrote will be matched with the light displays at Dufferin Islands, giving the park a musical component to go […]

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Graham on December 17th, 2014

From Inside Halton: Marineland and its owner John Holer have ramped up the legal machine, filing defamation suits against a pair of news publications. On the heels of a $600,000 suit being filed in Ontario Superior Court against the online Digital Journal, the park has filed suit against Vancouver publication The Georgia Straight. As with […]

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Graham on December 17th, 2014

From the Buffalo News: A new home for technology development and job training in the tourism industry has taken root in the downtown tourism district. The Niagara Global Tourism Institute, once fully up and running, also will serve as a research hub and business incubator aimed at boosting tourism in Niagara Falls. “Niagara Falls today […]

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