There is a “Notice of Application” attached to the fencing around the Niagara Speedway (go-kart) property. You can see the notice here. It has to do with having a signer higher than is currently allowed.
From Niagara This Week:
The province is moving ahead with the modernization process for gaming in the city after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued request for proposal (RFP) documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the Niagara Gaming Bundle. Read More…
The City of Niagara Falls sent out a newsletter recently that highlighted the fact that a few Niagara Falls events were in the list of top 100 events in 2017 in Ontario.
- Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration (Niagara Falls) Jun 30 – Jul 2
- Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade (Niagara Falls) Nov 18
- *OPG Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls) Nov 18 – Jan 31, 2018
You can read the entire list of top events here
From WBTA 1490:
…Last week, Senator Ortt sent a letter to the governor voicing his opposition and concerns with the plan. Read More…
Last week I received the following press release from the Niagara Falls History Museum:
For Immediate Release
Prediction: SNOW from January to April at
Niagara Falls History Museum
Niagara Falls, ON, January 13, 2016 – Canadians have a long-standing fascination with snow. We either love it or hate it, and sometimes we do both. We adapt to it, use it, have fun with it, identify with it, and are inspired by it. Snow is an interactive exhibition opening at the Niagara Falls History Museum on January 26, 2017.
Snow, the first exhibition of its kind in Canada, portrays the amazing love-hate relationship that the inhabitants of this great land have had with snow since the arrival of the First Peoples in North America. Created by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with the J. Armand Bombardier Museum, Snow gives visitors a historical and cultural perspective on this element of nature as a source of adaptation, passion, ingenuity and creativity.
With over 400 digital photos and captions contributed by Canadians from across the country, Snow gives visitors a true feel for winter. Snow presents artefacts such as boots made out of sealskin and caribou hide, snowshoes and clothing designed to be warm and waterproof. Eyeglasses made from walrus ivory by Nunavut’s Thule Inuit that date back to around 1300 are among the items on display. Visitors young and old can try on replicas of the glasses and see some of the clever ways in which humans have adapted to snow and cold. Among the exhibition’s interactives are opportunities to try on a snowshoeing outfit, listen to recorded stories and view sketches made by explorers, voyageurs, soldiers and scientists, to learn how Canada’s early settlers endured and adapted to the winter months.
“Weather is a favourite topic for Canadians,” says Suzanne Moase, Niagara Falls Museums Curator. “We love to talk about snowstorms, the cold and the slush. Snow, the exhibition, will strike a chord with all our visitors, from outdoor enthusiasts to sitters by the fire and everyone in between. The artefacts and documents chosen represent how we deal with the challenge of snowy winters today, as well as how we have coped with snow and adapted our lifestyles around it in the past.”
Media are invited to preview the exhibition on January 25 from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. where Museum staff and Mr. Nicolas Gauvin, Director of Business Partnerships and Information Management at the Canadian Museum of History will be available for comments.
Snow falls on the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, on January 26 and “blankets” the Ontario Power Generation Gallery until April 16, 2017. Come and see how snow has helped shape our cultural identity. You’ll be “snowed” under.
For more information, contact:
Clark Bernat, City of Niagara Falls
Manager of Museums and Culture
The city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, is on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, which forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. The natural wonder of Niagara Falls, which is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls, the adjacent American Falls, and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls, is a major tourist attraction for the city of Niagara Falls, attracting 12 million visitors every year. Combined, the three falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—and a vertical drop of more than 165 feet.
From the Buffalo News:
Music and holiday cheer will start at City Hall and spread to all of Niagara Falls aboard the Holly Trolley on Dec. 2.
The City of Niagara Falls tree lighting will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 2, in the lobby of City Hall, 745 Main St., with refreshments provided by Hard Rock Cafe.
After the tree lighting, the Holly Trolley will travel to neighborhoods with riders invited to sing holiday songs.
Leaders in Niagara Falls want to build a new convention and event center downtown. The center would be much larger than the current one on Old Falls Street. Officials say they’re currently waiting for the state to sign off on a feasibility study.
New York State Asemblyman John Ceretto said, “Once they approve it, which I hope is soon, it will go to the power proceed board and they will allocate the funding and our estimate is, we are talking about $150,000 for a study. We are not talking about a huge amount of money.”
Before 2002, the City of Niagara Falls had a much larger convention center, which is now the Seneca-Niagara Casino. The replacement for the old convention center on Old Falls Street is much smaller.
I saw this sign on one of the walls of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! odditorium. Apparently someone wants to put 6 parcels of land into 1 for future development. Since this was on the Ripley’s building, it might be related to them. However it may also be related to some other property on Clifton Hill since Ripley’s probably doesn’t own 6 parcels of land where the sign was posted.
From Niagara This Week:
City coffers have swelled by more that $5 million as The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued its fourth-quarter (January to March, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment.
In total, the City received $5,275,019 for hosting Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort. Since December 1996, Niagara Falls has received more than $66.4 million in non-tax gaming revenue.
This year alone, payments to the City have come in at more than $23 million.
- Niagara Falls Review – OLG makes Q4 payment to Falls for hosting casinos