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Limited construction expected at Niagara Falls bridge crossings this season

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From WBFO News:

Cross-border travelers have more than Canada’s sesquicentennial to celebrate this summer. Canada’s history is going to change recent history on the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission’s three crossings this summer.
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The complete guide to a successful night out in Niagara Falls, Canada’s Clifton Hill

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From the Buffalo State Record:

In Buffalo, there are two rite of passage drinking ages: 19 and 21.

For 19 and 20-year olds, it’s one of the best perks of living a short drive from the Canadian border: Having the ability to enjoy a night out drinking legally with friends two years before you can in the states. Read More…

Bridge commission elects 2017 officers

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

American businessman Russell Quarantello has been elected chairman of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, while Canadian accountant John Lopinski has been elected vice chairman.

The commission, which is a bi-national entity that owns and operates the Rainbow, Whirlpool Rapids and Queenston-Lewiston bridges between Canada and the United States, elected its 2017 slate of officers during its recent annual general meeting.

Quarantello was appointed to the commission in March 2012 and lives in Lewiston, N.Y. He serves as the business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 237. He is a master electrician who has worked for numerous contractors over the years.

U.S. travel ban may affect Niagara

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday limiting access to the United States by travellers from predominantly-Muslim countries could have a ripple effect in Niagara.

While border officials could not confirm if anyone had been denied entry at Niagara border crossings over the weekend due to the controversial travel restrictions, several posts on social media claimed a number of people living in the U.S. with Green Cards have been refused entry back home after visiting Niagara.

One message on Twitter, using the hashtag #MuslimBan, claimed two Yemen natives, who hold Green Cards, were denied entry into the U.S. at Niagara Falls on Saturday. Another tweet said a Somali doctor working in Buffalo, N.Y., on a Green Card who was in Niagara Falls for the weekend was also denied entry.

Party on! Mike Myers shares where to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

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From USA Today:

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year, and perhaps there’s no one more excited than Mike Myers. The native son, who played Austin Powers, voiced Shrek and created Wayne’s World, was born north of the border and hasn’t forgotten his roots. He recently published Canada (Doubleday Canada, $39.95), which lovingly explores the nation’s quirks and strengths… He shares some favorite spots with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY…

Sure, you can see if from the American side, but you’re going to want to cross the border. “Not to be shamelessly Canadian, but the Canadian side is better (and there’s a casino, too),” Myers says. And leave time to ride the Maid of the Mist boat at the foot of the falls. “Truly a wonder of the world.”

Top 10: the best Niagara Falls hotels

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From The Telegraph:

Spectacular and easy to get to, Niagara Falls have been a honeymoon destination since the 19th century. Nowadays, romance is matched by casinos, spas and family amusements. There are actually three falls, the Canadian Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls, and, as they straddle the US/Canada border, the question is: where to stay? The Ontario bank has the best views and offers much more for visitors, from helicopter rides and nearby vineyards to first-rate theatre in the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Across in New York is the small, gritty city of Niagara, where the waterfalls and riverbank are protected by a state park.

Canada border bill adopted by US Congress

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From Niagara This Week:

A bill with potentially sweeping consequences for the Canada-U.S. border has just been adopted by the American Congress, allowing new projects aimed at speeding up travel through the international boundary.

The so-called preclearance bill has now been adopted by both U.S. legislative chambers after being passed by the Senate early Saturday. It’s now expected to become law with President Barack Obama’s signature.

Officials in both countries celebrated the news. The project has involved both U.S. political parties and the Harper and Trudeau governments, yet some participants had begun worrying it might stall from inertia.

Ottawa urged to address long waits at Niagara border crossings

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From the Globe and Mail:

Wait times at Canada’s second-busiest border crossing can stretch to hours, according to mayors and bridge authorities in Ontario’s Niagara Region who are pleading with Ottawa to boost staffing levels to ease the congestion, especially as the busy Peace Bridge prepares to reduce its operating lanes next month.

Now it’s Canada’s turn to correct staffing issues that discourage cross-border travel

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From the Buffalo News:

Will Canada start listening now? With border backups attracting attention across the country and pressure rising at all levels of government, perhaps Ottawa will finally act to defuse a problem that poses economic perils on both sides of the border.

The problem, which has been evident at various times all summer, repeated itself late last month as Canadians returning home from the Kanye West concert in Buffalo encountered not only long lines at the border crossing in Fort Erie, but the additional insult of watching booths closing as agents packed up for the night. An unnecessarily long wait was thoughtlessly extended.

Canadian authorities have been made aware of the problem. Yet nothing improves.

Buffalo, New York Area Congressman Asks Canada To Increase Border Staffing To Reduce Delays

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From Niagara at Large:

Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraged that progress will be made to address staffing issues on the border between the United States and Canada following today’s Northern Border Caucus meeting in Washington, D.C. with Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton.

Prior to the meeting with the entire caucus, the Congressman and the Ambassador met briefly and discussed the specific staffing and the resulting traffic problems at the Niagara River crossings.

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