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    Annual gorge wall clean up

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    Depending on how one looks at it, the great gorge can either be impressive or frightening.

    For the crew in charge of the annual rock scaling operation along the great gorge wall on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls, however, it’s the former.

    “I don’t find it nerve racking at all,” said Gordon Rosa, a Niagara Parks employee who has been involved in the operation for the past 29 years.

    “In fact, I find it very beautiful. The job itself, of course, is strenuous at times, but it’s a very interesting job.”

    Rainbows at night

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Many a tourist has returned from a trip to Niagara Falls with photographs of rainbows above the mighty cataracts.

    The Horseshoe and American falls are great locations for rainbows. When the sunshine reflects off the mist, it results in stunning hues of red, orange, green, blue and violet.

    What many visitors don’t realize, however, is that Niagara Falls is also one of the few places in the world to view night rainbows, or lunar bows.

    Those are formed when rays of light from a full moon bounce off water droplets in the air.

    According to the Niagara Parks Commission, lunar bows -also known as moon bows -were a regular occurrence the 1800s and early 1900s.

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