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    Man goes over Niagara Falls as tourists look on

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    From the Norwalk Reflector:

    A Norwalk native and her husband received an unpleasant surprise when they visited Niagara Falls.

    Jill (Morr) Spildener, along with her husband, Jamie, visited the Falls area on Friday. The Berea couple parked on the American side, walked across Rainbow Bridge to Canada, and then made their way down toward Horseshoe Falls on foot.

    Upon arrival, tourists were abuzz about something that just happened and police were at the scene.

    “Approximately five minutes before we arrived at the Horseshoe Falls, a middle-aged man was seen floating face up in the river and went over the falls,” Spildener said. “He was conscious and coherent because he was looking at onlookers as he went by and said something just before he disappeared from view. No one was able to make out what he said.

    Zipping through the air in Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Friday was the beginning of a new adventure at Niagara Falls.

    The new Wildplay MistRider Zipline attraction had a soft opening Friday in advance of their Wednesday grand opening.

    I headed down to Clifton Hill to have my own turn on the zipline, located near Hornblower cruises. I electronically paid $56.49 and signed my waiver on my smart phone while I waited in line. The line was long and, according to Lindsay DiCosimo, marketing manager for WildPlay Niagara Falls, they sold out early in the day.

    Some people in line were excited at the prospect of being among the first to take flight.

    “I thought that made it seem more like I wanted to do it when I found out it was just opening,” said Emily Parker, from Liverpool. She was riding the zipline with her brother, Max, while their mother Paula stayed closer to the ground.

    “I wouldn’t go on it,” said Paula, “I’m scared of heights.”

    Groupon for Busytown Busy at Scotiabank Convention Centre

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    I mentioned last week that I was going to see the Busytown Busy show at the Scotiabank Convention Centre this coming Friday. The kids are excited to see the show, and I’m looking forward to checking out the inside of the convention centre.

    This morning I noticed that there is a Groupon deal to see the show. You can get a ticket for $18. Not bad!

    Convention centre game changer

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Described as a critical piece of the pie in terms of attracting people to Niagara, the gleaming new Scotiabank Convention Centre opened in Niagara Falls on Friday to much fanfare.

    Years in the making, the new centre across from the old Loretto Academy attracted hundreds of people to the opening celebration.

    It’s expected the $100-million building, which received federal and provincial funding as well as funding from local business improvement areas and the private sector, will become an institution that generations of people will use for graduation ceremonies, proms, weddings, and business meetings.

    It’s also expected that the convention centre will have a huge economic impact: it’s already created 70 full-time and 210 part-time jobs, and it’s projected that it will generate $83 million worth of new visitor expenditures in the region annually.

    If those projections hold true, it will practically pay for itself in a little over a year.

    Kane’s day: Niagara Falls, stuck on truck ladder

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    From Chicago Breaking Sports:

    From the raging rapids of Niagara Falls to a perch high above his hometown to an old-fashioned floor hockey game, Patrick Kane had quite a day with the Stanley Cup.

    The Blackhawks winger, who scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Flyers in June, had his day with the coveted trophy Friday and criss-crossed Buffalo via police escort to showcase the chalice and celebrate the victory.

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