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    Kate Moss in Niagara

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Supermodel Kate Moss visited Hornblower Niagara Cruises on Monday.

    Moss is known for her modelling work for brands such as Calvin Klein, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.

    “We were thrilled to welcome Kate Moss at Hornblower Niagara Cruises today to experience Niagara Falls up close,” said Mory DiMaurizio, general manager of Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

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    Prepare for the Summer of Thrills

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Summer of Thrills is back.

    For the second year in a row, the Summer of Thrills is set to entertain and amaze onlookers with high-in-the-sky death-defying acts and a variety of street performances on the Victoria Ave. promenade.

    “The goal of the event is to animate the street and provide a free event all summer long,” said Vince Ferro, event coordinator with the Victoria Centre BIA.

    The BIA first brought thrill acts to the area last year and it was a unparalleled success, Ferro said.

    “It was overwhelming last year,” Ferro recalled.

    “At some of the shows, there’d be crowds of 800 people watching.”

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    Canadian park sues SeaWorld to keep killer whale

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    From the Orlando Sentinel:

    The Canadian theme park Marineland has sued SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in U.S. court, in the latest chapter of an international custody battle over a killer whale.

    In its lawsuit, filed last week in Orlando, Marineland asks a federal court judge to issue an injunction that would prevent SeaWorld from retaking possession of an 8-year-old killer whale that SeaWorld loaned to Marineland five years ago.

    Marineland says SeaWorld executives repeatedly assured it that the loan would extend for so long as Marineland was able to care for the whale, which is named “Ikaika” but nicknamed “Ike.” The park, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, also says the purpose of the loan was to allow Ikaika to breed with Marineland’s only other killer whale, a female named Kiska, and that Ikaika became capable of mating only late last year.

    Marineland suggests that SeaWorld wants to end the agreement now because one of its few other breeding-age males — a 12-year-old killer whale named Sumar — died last year at SeaWorld San Diego.

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    Floral Clock vs. Love Canal…we win that one…

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    From Tim Denis on 610 CKTB (his “View From the Drive Thru” commentary):

    Americans and Canadians have a lot in common but we do some things very differently. There are many examples of the US doing a much better job of preserving their history than Canada but one example of how the Canadian Government was way ahead of our neighbors is right in our own backyard…or front yard if you happen to live in the Falls. Back in the late 1800s both the Ontario and New York State governments were faced with a question of what to do about the Niagara River and Niagara Falls itself. Their reactions could not have been any different. The Americans decided to exploit the industrial possibilities of the river…they built roads and encouraged factories to make use of the waterway and the cheap power. The result is what you see across the river. Highways and smokestacks. The Ontario government created the Niagara Parks Commission in 1885.

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