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    NPC receives no proposals for marina development

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Parks is not giving up on a waterfront development opportunity at its marina along the Niagara Parkway in Fort Erie despite two unsuccessful procurement efforts.

    The Niagara Parks Commission announced this week that despite extensive efforts and input, including two extensions to the request for proposal timeline, no proposals were received.

    This, after a previous request for qualifications didn’t yield a submission that Niagara Parks felt met its requirements.

    “We don’t know the reasons why yet,” said David Adames, chief operating officer of the commission, when asked why he believes it’s been difficult to move the project forward.

    No shortage of interest in NPC job fair

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara Parks Commission is on pace to receive approximately 200 applications from Saturday’s job fair, which would go a long way to achieving the agency’s need to recruit 350 students this year. Read More…

    SEARCH ENGINE: Hanging three million lights

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Q: How long does it take to put up the Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls? I’m also curious as to where they are stored in the off season.

    A: It takes more than two times longer to put up all those lights than it does to take them down.

    Niagara Parks Commission Chief Operating Officer David Adames said teams from Niagara Parks and Winter Festival of Lights spend about 10 to 12 weeks setting up the various installations.

    NPC to announce new GM in ‘few weeks’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara Parks Commission plans to announce a new general manager in a “few weeks,” says chairwoman Janice Thomson.

    “We’re currently in the interview process. I believe we’re just a few weeks away from having our new GM announced. The start date will depend on variables,” she said.

    Current GM John Lohuis will retire, as of Aug. 31.

    Thomson said Lohuis is currently taking some vacation time.

    David Adames, the commission’s senior director of business development, has been appointed acting GM.

    Thomson said the commission is working through a search agency, which has presented them with “some candidates that we’re currently interviewing.

    Attraction construction zipping along

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Construction is expected to start next month on Niagara Parks’ new zip line and aerial adventure course attractions.

    “There’s a lot of behind the scenes work going on now, including the final designs, and construction will be starting in February, weather permitting,” said David Adames, senior director of business development at Niagara Parks.

    The project is expected to take four months to complete. Niagara Parks hopes to offer a ‘soft launch’ in late spring, followed by an official grand opening over the Canada Day holiday weekend.

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