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Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

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From CBC News:

Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, Ont., shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotels, restaurants and attractions clustered around the towering falls. But at some businesses, visitors are finding a contentious tourism fee is now a mandatory part of their bill.

CBC’s Marketplace, which has looked into the tourism fee before, returned to Niagara Falls with hidden cameras in January to see how things have changed after receiving dozens of complaints from consumers about the fee.

Marineland’s killer whale is ill, animal rights group says

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From CBC News:

An animal rights group says the killer whale at Marineland appears to be sick, but officials insist that Kiska, a mainstay of the Niagara Falls, Ont., water park for many years, is in good health.

Orca United recently sent CBC News photos which it says show signs of a troubling condition known as “peanut head” — an indentation near the blowhole that is a sign of severe weight loss.

CBC News was given access to the park and Kiska. Her trainers say she has “good girth” and eats between 40 and 55 kilograms of fish a day.

Chan makes no promises to Wallenda

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Here are a couple of articles from after the Nik Wallenda/Michael Chan meeting.

Spotted: Your comments on the recent accident at Niagara Falls

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From CBC News:

At a Monday afternoon news conference, the Niagara Parks Police announced the search for a 19-year-old woman who fell into the Niagara River and was swept over the falls Sunday is being scaled back.

The story was among the most widely read items on CBCNews.ca Monday, and generated lots of audience feedback. Here’s a sampling of what you had to say.

The accident prompted some Community members to suggest a few ways to enhance safety at Niagara Falls.

Read the article to find out what some of the comments on the CBC web site said about the safety around Niagara Falls.

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