Wallenda back in town Wednesday – Grand Canyon possibly next summer

From the Niagara Falls Review: Two months after making history, wirewalker Nik Wallenda will be back in Niagara Falls Wednesday. For an invite-only event at Bravo Pizzeria (7:30 p.m.), Wallenda will have a concrete impression made of his feet, to be placed in the daredevil exhibit at the newly-renovated Niagara Falls Museum. Wallenda’s walk across…

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Councillor seeks permanent falls backlighting

From Niagara This Week: Nik Wallenda’s walk across Niagara Falls nearly two weeks ago is still casting a glow over the city, one councillor said Tuesday. And councillor Wayne Thomson said he would like to see that glow carry over to the Horseshoe Falls itself — permanently. Thomson was impressed by the backlighting of the…

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Wallenda walks the walk

From Niagara This Week: Nik Wallenda has done something no one has ever done before: crossed the Horseshoe Falls on a tight rope wire. The seventh generation Flying Wallenda had said crossing the falls had been a childhood dream of his. On Friday night, that dream came true when he completed the stunt across Niagara…

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Daredevil Wallenda’s tightrope walk over Niagara Falls both dicey and pricey: Up to $1.3M

From an Associated Press story seen on Yahoo! News: Walking a high wire over Niagara Falls isn’t only a dicey proposition, it turns out it’s pretty pricey, too. Daredevil Nik Wallenda estimates his history-making, U.S.-to-Canada walk by way of a cable strung over the brink will cost about $1.2 million to $1.3 million. That includes…

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Leave it to TV to rob falls act of its suspense

From the Buffalo News: Remember all of those rooms Niagara Falls hotels expected to book for Nik Wallenda’s dramatic tightrope walk? If they really want to protect the tourist attraction’s brand, they should offer full refunds to anyone who cancels after finding out the death-defying feat they thought they were coming to see will be…

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Nik Wallenda, Niagara Falls officials prepare for June high-wire crossing

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: The dramatic beauty of Niagara Falls has long shared its stage with powerful episodes of human drama — from drenching rides on the Maid of the Mist to suicidal jumpers. The stage gets bigger next month, as aerialist Nik Wallenda attempts to become the first person in more than a…

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ABC orders Wallenda to wear harness for falls walk

From CNews: For some tourists, Nik Wallenda’s wirewalk across Niagara Falls will still be a spectacle worth watching, even if he wears a safety harness. But others say the precautionary device dashes any excitement surrounding the event on June 15. “I could see some people being disappointed, but it will still be something to see,”…

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda’s Death-Defying Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk to Air LIVE June 15 on CTV

We knew that ABC was going to broadcast Nik Wallenda’s walk in the US, and now we find out that CTV will be the Canadian broadcaster. From a CNW press release: CTV announced today that it is the exclusive Canadian broadcast partner of daredevil Nik Wallenda’s death-defying tightrope walk, live from Niagara Falls, on Friday,…

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Falls family has America’s funniest video

From the Welland Tribune: Call it the $10,000 scream. As seven-year-old Kieran Atkinson prepared for a trip on the Sky Screamer ride at Marineland last August, she wasn’t happy. With dad Tim zooming in with his video camera, she went to say, “I don’t like this ride.” But before she could finish, the thrill ride…

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