Over Niagara Falls, and back again << 853

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Someone with a WordPress blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls:

My second major goof came at Niagara Falls – but in the end, it turned out not to matter. I’d chosen to stay on the US side to catch this morning’s train; had successfully negotiated the border (through the door marked “pedestrian entrance to USA”) and, as usual, turned down the offer of a taxi outside the checkpoint, by First Avenue, and walked. And walked. And walked. And walked some more.

By 27th Avenue, I was exhausted and covered in sweat. Niagara Falls, New York is not a successful resort like its Canadian counterpart – once past the tourist hotels, it’s a beaten-up town, with abandoned buildings and a sense of desolation.

$850 K for historic Hydro landmark

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From Niagara This Week:

A total of $850,000 will soon be pumped into the historic Toronto Power generating station.

Niagara Falls MP and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque Friday, in addition to announcing the federal government will chip in a $425,000 infrastructure investment as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to stimulate the economy. The province, through the Niagara Parks Commission, will match the amount.

YouTube – useradmin23’s Channel

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So, who is useradmin23 you ask? Well, for some reason, the person at Canadian Niagara Hotels who set this up decided to have their username as “useradmin23” instead of “fallsavenue”.

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Anyway, if you are interested, there are some nice videos there showing the various properties they own.

September 1-2, 2009 – Journey to Niagara Falls

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Someone with a Blogger blog posted twice (including pictures and videos) about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (Sep 1 and Sep 2):

Border crossing in the Canada was less entertaining than last time we were here (we were here last right after 9-11 and the border guard asked Robby what we were going to do in Canada. And in our Southern drawl he said “tourism”-which probably sounded a lot like “terrorism” to the guard. He said “excuse me?” as he was reaching for his gun!…or at least that is the way I like to tell the story). We drove right up Clifton Hill to our hotel. Their website says it is only a block from the falls-well, it is the longest block I have ever been on. It is probably more like 5 blocks but very walkable since the weather is unbelievably perfect. The kids were comfy in the jackets tonight but we were fine without them (especially when pushing the strollers back up the Clifton Hill to our hotel-up the long, long “block”).

Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview Receives Award as Host of National Leprosy Conference

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From a PRWeb press release:

The Crowne Plaza Fallsview welcomed delegates from around the globe as the Leprosy Mission of Canada held their bi-annual conference in Niagara Falls in June. The International conference brings awareness to the disease which to this day continues to grip a portion of the world with a child diagnosed with the disease every 20 minutes, and 1,100 new cases being detected every day. The conference also gives delegates an opportunity to learn from each other, and share experiences.

Niagara Falls was selected to host the week-long event by the Canadian office of the mission thanks in part to beautiful scenery, proximity to international airports, and outstanding facilities offered at the hotel.

Trip to Niagara Falls, 26-June-2009

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Someone with a Shutterfly account has posted 55 pictures of a recent trip to Niagara Falls:

On 26-June-2009, I had the opportunity to visit Niagara Falls, Ontario with my visiting uncle Arne Carson and aunt Meri Carson. The trip included some of the classic stops of a Niagara Falls day trip including Niagara-on-the-Lake, a ride on the Maid of the Mist, and a walk around Clifton Hill.

Niagara Falls still hot attraction

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From the Williamsport Sun-Gazette:

For some perspective, a short history lesson: the British Colonies declared independence in 1776. The constitution of Canada took effect in 1867. Niagara Falls? This geological formation has attracted tourists for four centuries.

Not only is it one of the most well-known natural wonders on Earth – and the largest producer of electric power in the world – but its multitude of century-old stories is legend. Looking past the outward beauty of it all, the falls offer a sense of history.

Twitter updates for 2009-09-04

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  • My fortune: To reach the highest you must first begin at the lowest. #
  • Mmmm… Mandarin at Niagara Square for lunch today! #
  • I just drove past the convention centre. It seems to be coming along nicely. #
  • Wow, that was a great meal. I had a steak and my wife had chicken. Good stuff! #
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