OSPCA surprise inspection at Marineland

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Marineland says investigators with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found no signs of abuse or neglect during a surprise visit on Wednesday

The Niagara Falls attraction, in a statement released Thursday, said the inspection further confirms the park’s “total innocence to all allegations made by discredited activists.”

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Discover the Discover Niagara Shuttle before it’s too late

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From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

Though the tourist season is still underway, the “Back to School” noises are echoing ever louder, heralding the approaching end of summer’s activities. One of the players in the tourism game is the Discover Niagara Shuttle, which will see its second season close, with lingering thoughts of whether it will see a third.

Sara Capen, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and project manager responsible for the Discover Niagara Shuttle, remains optimistic, and hopeful.

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cruelty charges laid against Marineland by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) were withdrawn last week.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…

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