From the Buffalo News:
State health officials have issued an advisory that some people may have been exposed to measles May 11-12 at four locations, including Niagara Falls.
A tourist from India with measles visited the locations, according to the Health Department.
People lacking immunity or who are not sure if they have been vaccinated should contact their physician if they develop measles symptoms, which include fever and rash 10 to 12 days after exposure. Measles is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions.
Fox 5 NY – Tourist with measles rode Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls; measles exposure warning
A fun little story from the Buffalo News:
As a charter captain, I fish the Niagara River a lot – both above and below Niagara Falls.
One thought that goes through everyone’s mind who fishes this mighty river is: How many fish go over the falls … and survive?…
He fought the fish for a few minutes and as I netted it, we could see there was a green tag attached to the back of the fish… I…found out that the bass had been tagged during the Canadian Tire Lake Erie Classic Bass Tournament from October of 2015. According to the tournament director, they tagged and released it in Chippewa Creek – off the Upper Niagara River.
So what accounts for the fish ending up in the lower Niagara? There are two options. It either swam upriver into Lake Erie, took a right and made another right at the Welland Canal, then proceeded to swim the canal to Lake Ontario, take a right and then take another right into the Niagara River, again swimming upriver, or …
It took a short cut and dropped over the falls and ended up just north of Lewiston. I believe it’s the latter.
From a letter to the editor in the Buffalo News:
If Frederick Law Olmsted were around today to learn about plans to improve tourism in Niagara Falls, he would remind people that compared with the Canadian side, Niagara Falls State Park lets walkers enjoy one of the most beautiful natural areas in North America.
“It has incomparably greater beauty of a kind depending on refinement and delicacy, and subtle qualities of natural elements of scenery, and these largely apart from the actual cataract – incomparably greater beauty of a kind in which the nearness to the eye of illumined spray and mist and fleeting waters, and of the intricate disposition of leaves, with infinitely varied play of light and shadow, refraction and reflections, and much else that is indefinable in conditions of water, air and foliage are important parts.”