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    Speedway opens corporate office

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    The Canadian Motor Speedway’s physical presence is starting to form in Fort Erie.

    On Wednesday afternoon, local dignitaries and officials from the proposed $400-million development attended an unveiling of its corporate office in Fort Erie on Garrison Road.

    Azhar Mohammad, executive director of the project, thanked municipal and regional staff and politicians for the their support since 2008 when the “first dollars” were invested.

    Province pledges $350,000 to bring Red Bull Crashed Ice back to Falls

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    Niagara Falls has taken a step toward hosting a Red Bull Crashed Ice event in 2014.

    The province, through its Celebrate Ontario funding initiative, has pledged $350,000 to help the city host the event for a second time.

    Speedway developer optimistic after OMB hearing

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The $400-million Canadian Motor Speedway project met its latest challenge Thursday as arguments were heard in an appeal of an Ontario Municipal Board decision green-lighting the project were heard in Toronto.

    Azhar Mohammad, the project’s executive director, said the day-long hearing went well and he’s looking forward to a positive decision in short order.

    “Fantastic and as we anticipated,” Mohammad told Bullet News when reached for comment late Thursday evening.

    Booker resigns from Niagara Parks

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    From Niagara This Week:

    After less than one year on the job, Fay Booker is out as general manager of the Niagara Parks Commission.

    Sources told Bullet News that the decision was made Tuesday and senior staff members at the Parks Commission were informed this morning. Later Wednesday, a news release from Niagara Parks stated that Booker resigned effective March but that she is taking time.

    Effective immediately, the commission’s internal auditor, Gershom Moyo, will assume her responsibilities to ensure operational continuity, the release stated.

    EXCLUSIVE: Wallenda wants to establish permanent entertainment home in Niagara Falls

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda wants to establish a permanent theatre in Niagara Falls where he and members of his family can put on tightrope or aerial shows and other forms of circus entertainment.

    “I’ve always said I want to make Niagara Falls my second home,” the Florida-based Wallenda told Bullet News on Monday. “Why wouldn’t I? Look at the crowds that come through Niagara Falls. I wouldn’t be a very good businessman if I didn’t consider something like that.”

    Wallenda, 32, is part of the famed circus family the Flying Wallendas.

    “It’s always been a big dream to have a Wallenda family show that runs at least all summer. Why not have a Nik Wallenda theatre with a show three-six months of the year? This has been the ultimate goal all along. This is definitely not a one-off thing.”

    OPP investigating NPC procurement

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating allegations of procurement wrongdoing at the Niagara Parks Commission. Bullet News has learned the Parks Commission’s own Niagara Parks Police requested the OPP look into the assertions in an attempt to ‘clear the air.’

    Parks Police Chief Doug Kane confirmed he ‘recently’ made the call to the OPP, which is currently interviewing current and former staff members and current and former commissioners.

    “It’s not a secret that there has been a number of allegations made over time and rather than us investigating those we thought we would send it to a totally independent agency such as the OPP,” Kane said. “They have no connection to the Niagara Parks Commission and this will let them conduct their own investigation.”

    This was also reported by the Niagara Falls Review in the article OPP launches investigation into procurement practices at Niagara Parks Commission

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