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    Niagara Falls still stunning in the dead of winter

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    Although this was just posted recently, it is about a visit to Niagara Falls last winter.

    From MySanAntonio.com:

    … the highlight of our visit to Ontario was the trip to Niagara Falls, which is about 80 miles on Queen Elizabeth Way, or 90 minutes away.

    The bus ride by City Sightseeing Toronto was comfortable and filled with places to see before and after the trip to Niagara Falls with friendly tourists from several countries.

    But the anticipation of seeing the 180-foot Falls was all we could think about. Even the cold — about 15-20 degrees most days during our February trip – was not on our minds. We thought we were prepared for what we’d see, knowing the Falls area gets about 56 inches of snow a year and it doesn’t melt until spring.

    Everything was white. Snow and ice covered everything we saw. The walkway from the bus parking lot to the lodge near the Falls was covered in snow, but it was not slippery. It’s well-tended and appears to be frequently salted or plowed.

    The roar of the Falls is loud, with a tremendous amount of water flowing from Lake Ontario onto the Niagara River, but during the winter, portions of the Falls freeze, reducing the flow.

    Anti-captivity ad pulled from Niagara Falls bus

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A U.S.-based animal advocacy group is questioning why an ad it placed on a Niagara Transit bus was removed last month.

    Alex Lewis-Dorer, president of the anti-captivity group Fins and Fluke, said the ad was supposed to be displayed for the entire month of July, but was taken off the bus after three weeks.

    The ad, with images of captive dolphins, beluga whales and orcas, stated “50 years ago corporations said smoking was safe.” A second caption read: “Science is speaking again on captivity. Don’t let it take another 50 years to listen.”

    Mindful of a potential lawsuit, Lewis-Dorer said none of the photos were taken at Marineland in Niagara Falls.

    New Niagara Falls Tourism Shuttle Connects Attractions

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    From ABC News:

    Tourists visiting Niagara Falls will soon have a new way to see the sites.

    The new “Discover Niagara” shuttle service will offer transportation from Niagara Falls State Park to 14 destination sites along the 14-mile route to Old Fort Niagara, located where the Niagara River empties in Lake Ontario.

    The Discover Niagara fleet of vehicles starts running on Thursday and will be free for the first year. There are two trolleys and two small buses that are equipped with bicycle racks.

    Niagara Falls draws Indian tourists and businesses

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    From WBEZ.org:

    Niagara Falls, like most Rust Belt cities, has fallen on hard times. Even its tourist attraction, which once made it America’s honeymoon capital, has not saved it from economic woes. But there seems to be hope in Niagara Falls, thanks to a rising current of East Indian tourists. East Indians are visiting the falls by the bus load—many after flying thousands of miles—and new businesses are opening up on nearly every street corner.

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