From the Niagara Falls Review:
When something works, the Niagara Parks Police like to stick with it.
Even though Ontario’s liquor laws were loosened up a bit this past summer, those wishing to have a few drinks at the New Year’s Eve party in Queen Victoria Park will have to remain inside a designated area where alcohol is served.
“The last two years we’ve had a licensed area and that discourages people from bringing in their own alcohol into the park and we don’t have to worry about people tripping over empty bottles or bottles being thrown,” said Niagara Parks Police Chief Doug Kane. “We are able to secure the area so that it’s remains a safe family event.”
From Bullet News Niagara:
The steel railing and stone wall that divides tens of thousands of tourists from the beauty and power of Niagara Falls are almost always wet and slippery from the mist that routinely drifts out across the city.
But the obvious potential for danger, the signs warning people to keep their feet on the sidewalk, constant reminders from police patrolling the area around Table Rock – even with all of that, some people can’t resist tempting fate.
“We see it all the time,” said Niagara Parks Police Chief Doug Kane. “It’s very disturbing … very disturbing.”
So even on a breezy August Monday afternoon, with three incidents serving as fresh reminders of the dangerous and deadly consequences, there they were, visitors scaling the barrier at the brink of the falls, anxious for that apparent metre or two of added closeness to one of the world’s greatest wonders.