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    Wallenda makes high-wire walk case before Canada’s Niagara Parks panel

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    From the Buffalo News:

    After a lifetime of staring down death atop a high-wire, Nik Wallenda on Wednesday faced a different challenge: persuading Canadian officials to let him walk a wire across Niagara Falls.

    Unlike the high-wire acts that made his family famous, Wallenda won’t know for weeks whether this attempt was a success.

    Wallenda on Wednesday presented his wire-walking plan to Canada’s Niagara Parks Commission, which controls the area around the famous cataracts.

    “This isn’t a stunt to me,” Wallenda told the commission. “I’ve been doing this my whole life. This is life to me.”

    The event would draw between 60,000 and 125,000 spectators, depending on the weather, and infuse the economy with up to $20 million, said consultant Michael Harker.

    New tourism boss dons ‘the crown jewel’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    There’s a new captain at the helm of Niagara Falls Tourism.

    And he’s no stranger to stormy seas. Joe Fardell, the agency’s new managing director, has come full circle in his 25-year career, having started working for a charter bus operator here in the mid 1980s.

    Originally from Hamilton, Fardell has worked both in management and as a consultant, and has held a number of prominent positions, including that of president of Tourism Calgary.

    While he has enjoyed getting to know the diverse communities to which his career has taken him, Fardell said he has always wanted to return to his southern Ontario roots.

    For someone in whose expertise is marketing premiere destinations to the world, Fardell said there’s no better place to be than the Honeymoon Capital to take his career to the next level.

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