I wonder who is getting government money today…
From a MarketWire press release:
Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, will be making a funding announcement as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program.
From the Chicago Tribune:
I think Philadelphia Daily News critic Ellen Gray put it best: “Thought the hype had killed ‘The Office’ wedding for me. But I’m all choked up.”
Agreed. I don’t know about you, but I teared up at the end. And that’s kind of miraculous, considering that two things have been overexposed this year. One was “The Office” wedding (and yes, I realize that I added to the hype with my article and tweets, but I was genuinely excited about seeing Jim and Pam tie the knot, and now I know the episode definitely met all my expectations and then some).
Another overexposed thing: The “dancing down the aisle” wedding from Youtube.
Despite the potential that big TV weddings have for being dumping grounds for cliches, despite the fact that we all probably thought we never wanted to see or read about that video again, “The Office” writers were very clever and the whole thing ended up not only funny but heartfelt.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
A man who waded into the water about 120 metres above the Horseshoe Falls was convinced to come back to shore by a Niagara Parks Police officer and city firefighters Thursday.
The incident occurred around noon-hour near Table Rock House, when a tour bus arrived at the usual stop on the south side of the building.
Passengers disembarked the bus. But one man, a 35-year-old tourist, ran from his wife and toward the stone wall meant to keep people from getting too close to the falls.
“He ran at the retaining wall and vaulted himself over,” said parks police Insp. Paul Forcier.
When firefighters and police arrived, they found him on the dangerous side of the wall, holding onto branches on shore to avoid being swept away.
Firefighter Taylor Urquhart approached him, but the man moved further down river.
At one point, he was about 50 feet from the brink of the falls.
From the Buffalo News (yesterday):
Greg Daniels didn’t want information about Jim and Pam’s wedding on “The Office” to flow like Niagara Falls.
In a recent interview, Daniels, the executive producer of the NBC comedy, lamented that “the promos had given away a lot of stuff” about tonight’s hourlong episode, titled “Niagara.” It airs at 9 p.m. on WGRZ-TV Channel 2.
Stars Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) and Steve Carell (Michael Scott) made the NBC talk shows rounds last week to discuss the episode. NBC, which isn’t sending the episode to critics for review, didn’t screen the promos for Daniels.
So, I was thoroughly enjoying last night’s episode of The Office, when at 9:45 I got a call from someone who needed me right away, so I had to leave, just before they got married. Oh well. I’ve got it recorded, and will watch it tonight. I’ll have some screenshots for you soon…
MSN Travel has a section on Overrated Tourist Traps Around the World, and mentions Clifton Hill (with a picture):
Niagara Falls is quite possibly one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. However, we are left to wonder why, exactly, the Clifton Hill strip exists within blocks from this breathtaking attraction…