From Niagara This Week:
A half-marathon and television taping will result in a number of road closures along the Niagara Parkway and Clifton Hill over the next week.
Following are closures and lane reductions that are scheduled:…
Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon — Sunday, June 4
Live with Kelly & Ryan Television Broadcast
WEGO Service on Monday, June 5
Niagara Falls Review – Niagara Parks road closures
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati wants to avoid last year’s mess with the New Year’s Eve show, but once again “the challenge is money.”
He needs to convince the city’s tourism partners to help pay about $2 million to get the concert back on a national broadcaster, which is much the same predicament he found himself last year.
“The funding model has completely changed,” he said. “Because of that, the networks can’t afford to subsidize the show the way they once did.”
Last year’s New Year’s Eve show at Queen Victoria Park was the first in 25 years not to be broadcast by either an Ontario or national network. Negotiations with Global came to an end in November when the network announced it would not televise the show for the first time since taking over from CHCH in 2009.
As a result, the line-up for the untelevised concert wasn’t announced until Dec. 16. The scaled back show featured Tom Cochrane, Dennis DeYoung and Alan Doyle.
It takes a lot to setup for the New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park, and it also takes a lot to take everything down.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Executives behind a new Niagara-based television station say the news, sports and weather-focused channel will fill a void in the region.
Called Niagara News TV, the St. Paul St.-based station will run nightly newscasts from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and paid programming and regular news updates the rest of the time.
The television station — broadcast on channel 556 — will be beamed into the homes of 55,000 Cogeco digital subscribers in the region starting Monday at 6 p.m.
They’ve finally got some “big” (or bigger than previous years) names coming to the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert.
From a CNW Newswire press release:
Global Television and Entertainment Tonight Canada celebrate 2011 with ‘New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls,’ a nationally televised New Year’s Eve bash for the entire nation.
On Friday, December 31 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, ET Canada’s two-hour live countdown to the New Year gets underway across from the world-famous Falls in the heart of Queen Victoria Park.
One of Canada’s most celebrated live performers, Great Big Sea will kick off the second annual celebration followed by performances by international music sensation Kardinal Offishall and the GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO award-winning, Barenaked Ladies.
“Coming off of last year’s incredible show and enormous crowds, there was no question we would be returning to Niagara Falls for this amazing party,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content, Shaw Media. “Whether you’re in eastern, central or western Canada, audiences can tune in for off the chart performances, exclusive interviews by our ET Canada hosts and of course, a spectacular view of the Falls.”