Niagara Parks notes road closures on holiday weekend

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    From Niagara This Week:

    If you’re heading to Niagara Parks property or attractions on the long Civic Holiday weekend, the commission said that people should be aware of some road closures.

    The holiday weekend is a chance to witness the Siege of Fort Erie Re-enactment or to take in a free live concert following by fireworks over the falls, the Parks said. To handle the lineup of events and celebrations planned, the following road closures will be in effect on Sunday, Aug. 4

    Skratch to document World Long Drive champion Maurice Allen’s attempt to be the first person to drive a golf ball across Niagara Falls

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    From PGATour.com:

    Skratch announced that Season 2 of “Is It Driveable presented by Avis” will feature World Long Drive champion Maurice Allen’s attempt to be the first person to drive a golf ball across Niagara Falls. The first episode in the three-part series will appear on July 30, with the remaining episodes being released on consecutive days at www.skratchtv.com.

    Apparently he was successful. See the Niagara Parks tweet about it.

    Niagara Distillery Opens In Niagara Falls

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    From a PR Web press release:

    The newest restaurant and attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario is now open; Niagara Distillery & Billy Bones BBQ. The innovative restaurant opened its door to the public on Wednesday, and has already grabbed the attention of tourists and locals alike. This unique venue is located at the corner of Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue, just steps from Niagara Falls. The new restaurant specializes in hand-crafted spirits and deeply smoked BBQ selections from legendary competition favourite Billy Bones.

    GLYNN: Clifton Hill pace bound to get a lot faster

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    It seems forever that tourists have questioned why there’s so little to do here compared with all the action on the Canadian side.

    The answer is quite simple: Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ont., offers countless attractions, running the gamut from the 175-foot-high Niagara Sky Wheel to the rebuilt Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Other crowd pleasers include “Movieland: Wax Museum of the Stars “ and the Dinosaur Adventure Golf, including a 50-foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through an eerie, cavernous setting on the way to the 18th hole. The Wizards Golf: Glow in the Dark Mini Putt, is a challenging course too. And, of course, we can’t ignore the fact that from the Ontario side, visitors have the better view of the natural wonder.

    I Tried To Find the Worst Bar in Niagara Falls

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    From Vice:

    …Knowing my relationship with Niagara, my editor pitched me an article. VICE has a series where we try to find a city’s worst bar. The rules are simple: get a drink at what you consider the worst bar in town. Ask the patrons at that establishment what they consider to be the town’s worst bar, then go drink there. Continue the process until you can’t take it anymore. I accepted the assignment but put off the trip to Niagara for months. I don’t like going back, and worried about the old ghosts and tourist traps that shaped me. Eventually—after a lot of mental preparation and a few false starts—I spent a night drunkenly wandering the streets looking for meaning amongst the tourists, fast food, and heart shaped jacuzzis. Here is what happened when I tried to find Niagara’s worst bar…

    Niagara Falls Casinos Prepare for Thousands of Dollars Invested over the Next Years

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    From CasinoReports.ca:

    Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment officially took control over the management of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara, the two gaming hotspots in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This week was a special one as it saw the closing of the deal that would guarantee the future operation of the two gambling venues, as well as the Niagara Falls Entertainment Center over the span of the next 21 years.

    The local gambling field is in for exciting development, as the US-based tribal casino operator is making its first steps in the Canadian market. This is not the first branching out for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, as the operator is working on its US$5 billion resort at Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The Inspire project is going to be the largest entertainment area on a national level with its very own air terminal welcoming guests.

    Striking workers at Niagara Falls’ Rainforest Café secure first contract

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After 80 days on strike, the workers at Rainforest Café on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls and the restaurant’s owners have been ordered to enter into a first contract.

    The order came from Ontario Labour Relations Board vice-chair Patrick Kelly, who issued the decision late in the afternoon Wednesday stating he knew it was a difficult process.

    The workers, represented by Workers United Local 2347, walked off the job April 7 after they had been unable to reach a collective agreement with management a year after workers voted to unionize.

    Mr. Cheapskate’s guide to Niagara Falls: 12 fun things to do for under $50

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    From NewYorkUpstate.com:

    There is no question that a visit to Niagara Falls can be an expensive one. Especially if you have a large family and especially if you want to visit the Canadian side with its honky-tonkish arcade-filled Clifton Hill and the lure of a large casino and several pricey attractions. But Mr. Cheapskate says leave your passport home and carve out a fun and relatively inexpensive day visiting the sites, history and majesty of the American side of Niagara Falls.

    10 World Wonders That Should Be On Your Bucket List

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    From The Travel:

    The world is a vast and amazing place, with countless wonders to see and experience. Many wonders are part of the natural structure of the earth, many are man-made wonders that have stood the test of time and continue to impress us to this day. From breathtaking waterfalls to towering structures to tropical islands stock full of unique wildlife, the world is full of countless wonders that will amaze you…

    Niagara Falls is #10 on the list

    Wild Side’s 9 Favourite Places in Niagara Falls

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    From Exclaim.ca:

    Wild Side are a Niagara Falls-based hardcore band who released their debut album, Who the Hell is Wild Side?, in May on Triple B Records. The band are dedicated to the pretty and the gritty sides of their hometown. Vocalist Brandon MacFarlane describes Niagara Falls as “a strange, lovely, dangerous and exciting place,” and shared with us where to find some of those experiences.

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