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    Niagara Falls celebrates Canada 150

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    From the Niagara Falls Review (includes photos):

    Marching bands, giant inflatables, colourful floats, jugglers, dancers and community groups helped Niagara Falls celebrate a special Canada Day with its annual downtown parade Saturday.

    Residents and visitors, most decked out in red and white, lined the streets and waved Canadian flags as the country celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

    Tanya Wright, a Canadian citizen who is now a permanent resident in the United States living in Grand Island, N.Y., felt it was important to bring her five-year-old daughter, Hadley, to the OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade.

    “She’s inundated with American culture, so I felt it was very important to me that she understands her Canadian roots as well,” said Wright.

    Wright’s American husband, Jerod Dahlgren, was impressed by the parade and the people.

    “The national pride is a lot less partisan here,” he said.

    Cuomo has big plans for Niagara Falls tourism

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo (includes video):

    Governor Andrew Cuomo is now proposing a second phase of the Buffalo Billion initiative. A key focus is increasing tourism in places like Niagara Falls.

    The governor would like to construct a new state-operated tourism visitor center on Grand Island, reclaim 135,000 acres of the Niagara Gorge corridor to be restored for more green space activities, and turn Goat Island into a year-round destination complete with a world-class lodge.

    Niagara Glen getting back to its roots

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s all about getting back to nature at the Niagara Glen and visitors like Jane Bartell couldn’t be happier.

    She is in total agreement with the many changes that have occurred and the new direction the Niagara Parks Commission is taking to protect and preserve one of Canada’s premier nature areas.

    “It’s just so wonderful here,” said Bartell who grew up in Niagara Falls and attended A. N. Myer secondary school, but now lives in Grand Island, N.Y. “You get a good bit of exercise and get to see a beautiful part of Niagara Falls that many tourists never get a chance to see.”

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