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    New vice-chair for NPC

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Niagara Parks Commission has a new vice-chair.
    The agency’s newest commissioner, Janice Thomson, has been appointed to the seat recently vacated by longtime commissioner Archie Katzman. Her term as vice-chair became effective on Aug. 10.
    “I was really delighted when I was advised that I was appointed vice-chair,” said Thomson. “It’s a very professional organization and it’s an exciting opportunity for me.”

    Province orders lease for Maids reopened

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    For the first time in years, the Maid of the Mist will have to fend off competitors to hold onto the right to run boat tours in the Niagara River.

    Ontario Tourism Minister Monique Smith announced Wednesday the Niagara Parks Commission will solicit competing bids from companies interested in leasing the property needed to provide the tours.

    “For once, the taxpayers have won. It’s unbelievable,” said Bob Gale, the former commissioner whose concerns about the attempt to renew the lease in 2008 led to a year and a half of intense scrutiny for Niagara Parks.

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