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    Into the mist, and far above, at Niagara Falls

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    From The Hawk Eye (in Burlington, Iowa):

    Our first glimpse of Niagara Falls was from the Rainbow Bridge, which connects the United States and Canada. It was the end of a long day on the road when we arrived in northwest New York, having driven through a portion of the Adirondacks on the drive west from Cooperstown, N.Y., the mythical hometown of baseball, and site of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    So rather than fight the crowd for a parking spot on the U.S. side, we crossed the border and made for our hotel, figuring we’d find a better vantage point in Canada.

    New GM for NPC

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    From Niagara This Week:

    After a short game of musical chairs at the Niagara Parks Commission, Fay Booker has begun her duties as the general manager.

    While holding the position of chair of the NPC, Booker put her name forward for the staff position after the departure of former GM John Kernahan. For her, it was a chance to see the NPC’s vision, that she worked so hard to develop, become a reality.

    “Over the course of the past year, I really got attached to the vision and wanted to see it come through to fruition,” she said. “I’ve really grown to love the Niagara Parks Commission.”

    Booker, who operates a consultanting firm in Burlington, Ont. said she’s in the process of closing up shop there as she takes on full-time duties at the NPC.

    Booker chosen as new NPC general manager

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After more than a year as chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission, Fay Booker has a new job.

    The Burlington accountant and management consultant has been selected by the commission’s search committee as Niagara Parks’ new general manager.

    The announcement was made official Thursday.

    She fills the vacancy left by long-serving GM John Kernahan, who retired at the end of last year. A search was launched in April to find his replacement.

    Janice Thomson, former vice-chairwoman of the Niagara Parks board, has assumed the role of interim chairwoman.

    Booker said she is honoured and proud to be the new GM of a “fabulous” and “tremendous” organization.

    “I want to have a positive impact. I want to be more involved from an operational level,” she told The Niagara Falls Review Thursday afternoon.

    New chairwoman at parks

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Fay Booker, a Burlington business consultant who specializes in how corporations govern themselves, is expected to become the next chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission at a time the provincial agency is under scrutiny for the way it operates.

    Tour ism Minister Michael Chan’s office announced in a 5 p.m., news release the Ontario Liberal government nominated Booker to lead the $80-million-a-year agency responsible for preserving the area around the Horseshoe Falls and running its attractions. Chan was not available to comment, his office staff said.

    Booker, a chartered accountant, will fill the vacancy created by the abrupt December resignation of Jim Williams, who quit over a dispute with then-minister of tourism Monique Smith about how to handle an ongoing controversy surrounding its lease with the Maid of the Mist boat tour company.

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