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.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Winter Festival of Lights turns 35 this year, but for organizers the challenge is making it feel born again every year.
So expect more new wrinkles, displays and events when the two-month festival kicks off Nov. 18, says executive director Tina Myers.
“The ideas are flowing,” she said after a media conference Wednesday. “We have a lot of things that we want to do, but it costs money. Each year, between January and March, we go out and really hit it hard to try to get the funding to make this happen.
“We have some strong supporters, but each year that we grow, our expenses grow.”
The other day the Letters to the Editor section of the Niagara Falls Review had a couple of letters related to the 3 hotels approved for Canadian Niagara Hotels.
I read with interest the decision of Niagara Falls city council to approve applications to build three new hotel complexes on Robinson Street.
It’s interesting to point out that not one comment was made on how the City of Niagara Falls will handle all the new traffic chaos that will ensue with these three hotels in the busiest, most traffic-congested areas of the Falls…
iagara Falls city council has again pushed past another existing zoning bylaw. They gave the green light to three hotel ‘developments’ on Robinson Street — one eight storeys above the height limit and the other an excessive 26 storeys higher…
From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:
Niagara County and Niagara Falls leaders have received the results of a study about the feasibility of building a new multi-use convention center in the city.
Its takeaways: Downtown development needs to grow to sustain a bigger convention center, and the best option would be to expand and modify the existing one.
“The county wanted to see if this was feasible for Niagara Falls, and it looks like at this point that wouldn’t be the way to go,” said Jason Zona, a Niagara County Legislator.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
City council’s investment in marketing efforts “continues to drive results” for tourism businesses in Niagara Falls, says Jon Jackson, executive director for Niagara Falls Tourism.
Jackson addressed councillors this week about the summer marketing campaign the agency recently concluded.
In January, council approved $300,000 in matching funds towards the campaign. The $300,000 came from the municipality’s casino-hosting reserve fund, and helped promote activities to attract more visitors to the city.
From Buffalo Business First:
Niagara Falls and surroundings are defined worldwide by just two words: Niagara Falls. But there’s more to the western region of Niagara County, from Artpark in Lewiston to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls. Municipalities include Lewiston, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Wilson.
The article then goes on to list them all and their value.