From the St. Catharines Standard:
Wendell Wilks says he spent the hours immediately after his Television Niagara bid was turned down drumming up more financing for another try at a commercial TV licence.
But it sounds like he was working on his sports analogies.
“Itâ€™s like a hockey game,” Wilks said. “The referee has given us a penalty, but in our opinion, the game is not over. You never win a game by beating up the referee.
“Itâ€™s a fight,” the TVN president continued. “Iâ€™m bruised. Iâ€™m battered. But Iâ€™m going to take another swing at them.
“Itâ€™s kind of like poker,” Wilks also offered. “And weâ€™re going to call.”
From Niagara This Week:
Santa will attempt to break all known speed records on Saturday when he appears at the Pen Centre an instant after leaving the North Pole.
The appearance in Sears Court is being made possible courtesy of Niagara Falls-based magician Greg Frewin, also known as the “International Grand Champion of Magic”
The festivities begin Saturday, November 19 at 11 a.m. with the parade beginning at Zehrs.
There is also an ad that has been in the paper:
Santa magically arrives at the Pen Centre
Saturday, November 19 at 11 a.m.
Santa arrives at the Pen Centre with all the enchantment of the season. The spellbinding sleight of hand of “The International Grand Champion of Magic,” Greg Frewin, will make Santa miraculously appear in Sears Court direct from the North Poll. Complete with a ballot to win a family pass to The Greg Frewin Dinner Theatre plus two nights deluxe accommodation with breakfasts at the Clarion President Hotel and Suites by the Falls… plus many more prices.
The parade to Santaland begins at Zehrs.
From the Niagara Gazette:
It was five years ago that A Festival of Lights went dark here.
After a 20-year run, the event was shutdown in 2000 for a number of reasons.
Basically it lacked a hefty infusion of capital to create new attractions, upgrade the displays and expand its marketing and promotional efforts. In the evening of its life, a common complaint from visitors was â€˜same-old, same-old.â€™
In retrospect, a major sponsor (e.g. Kodak or Southwest Airlines) would have saved the day.
From the Ludvig von Mises Institute:
In Canada, government-owned and run casinos made a mess of the true entertainment value created by casinos in a competitive free market. The government-owned casinos of Ontario claim to be the “peoples'” factors of production. But anyone with experience in real casinos can only see this as a pathetic joke.
I realized this on a recent visit to Niagara Falls, Canada. The town had two government-owned casinos, five minutes apart. The design of the casinos was the same with no theme and no real difference in games and services provided. The first casino is called the Niagara Casino, and the second is called the Niagara Fallsview Casino.
Many anti-capitalists argue that capitalism is only concerned about money and ignores things such as beauty and creativity. The truth of socialism is on display with these two casinos.