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    Marineland confirms walrus death, two deer killed in opening day stampede

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    From CTVNews.ca:

    Controversial Canadian waterpark Marineland has announced the death of one of its walruses, days after “demonstrators” were blamed for causing a stampede that led to the deaths of two deer.

    The tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ont. announced Apollo’s death on Tuesday, confirming the 18-year-old animal died of a heart attack in late April.

    Picture-perfect vistas: The 13 most quintessential Canadian landscapes

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    From CTV News:

    With free admission to Canada’s beautiful national parks being offered this year in honour of the country’s 150th anniversary of confederation and the warm weather fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to dust off your camera and start planning a vacation.
    From sweeping grasslands to thunderous ocean tides to craggy snow-covered mountains, Canada’s diverse landscapes offer awe-inspiring vistas for every taste.

    #8 is Niagara Falls

    Man rescued after tumbling down Niagara Gorge embankment

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    From CTV News Toronto:

    A 26-year-old man was rescued early Monday morning after he fell more than 9 metres down the embankment of the Niagara Gorge and was stuck on a ledge.

    Police were called to the gorge, located in the Hiram Street and Niagara River Parkway area, at approximately 5 a.m.

    Marineland protests

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    Several news outlets covered the protests at Marineland on the weekend. Apparently there were in the neighbourhood of 400 people outside protesting the conditions.

    Niagara Falls tightrope walk safety plan revealed

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    From CTV News:

    Officials have unveiled the safety plan they have prepared for a risky tightrope walk across Niagara Falls next week.

    The high profile event, scheduled for June 15, will be performed by tightrope walker Nick Wallenda, and is expected to attract unprecedented crowds to the Falls.

    Niagara Parks Police Chief Douglas Kane said visitors to the Falls typically peak on New Year’s Eve, when approximately 50,000 — 60,000 spectators descend on the area.

    By contrast, Wallenda’s staff estimate next week’s high-wire event will attract as many as 120,000 people on the Canadian side alone.

    News regarding the Maid of the Mist

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    I’ve waited for the “dust to settle” before posting more about the Maid of the Mist. There were lots of articles posted, but as usual, other than the local sites they were mostly Associated Press or Canadian Press articles. Here are a selection of good articles:

    More on Nik Wallenda’s attempt to walk across the Falls

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    The articles about Nik Wallenda’s proposal to walk over Niagara Falls on a high-wire keep appearing. Here are some more from the last week or so…

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