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    The Niagara Falls: Enjoying the Attractions and the Poker

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    from The Niagara Reporter:

    Niagara Falls is a tourist hotspot — there’s no denying it — and why wouldn’t it be? The falls are absolutely staggering in their beauty, despite some of the past controversy around them. People continue to flock to them and get the most out of the experience, whether that’s a cruise tour up to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls or viewing the Falls from a helicopter.

    Even so, there’s a whole lot more to see and do in Niagara than just come for the views. That could be a walk along Clifton Hill, where you’ll find the Movieland Wax Museum and the Nightmares Fear Factory haunted house; a venture out further afield on a day trip to the beautiful wine region of Twenty Valley; or a day on the soft sands of one of Lake Eerie’s several fine beaches in Niagara’s South Coast.

    However you choose to spend your days in Niagara, be it at the Falls themselves or exploring the region’s other attractions, you can wind down and enjoy a little excitement at the same time with a visit to the Casino Niagara.

    The Ultimate Ontario Bucket List

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    From Canada.com:

    …Explore Niagara Falls
    One of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is a popular destination for tourists visiting Ontario. Take the Hornblower into the Horseshoe, Tour Behind the Falls, enjoy family fun at Clifton Hill and test your luck at Fallsview Casino. The entertainment and shopping at Niagara Falls are incomparable. Plan your trip to Niagara Falls today!…

    Man survives being swept over Horseshoe Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A man survived being swept over the Horseshoe Falls early Tuesday morning.

    Niagara Parks Police said at approximately 4 a.m. they were alerted to a report of a person in crisis at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

    A new look for Table Rock Centre

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    From Niagara This Week:

    For Table Rock Centre, it was time to leave the ’90s behind.

    The bustling plaza next to the Horseshoe Falls has finished the first phase of a major renovation, updating the look of its restaurant and retail shop.

    Falls rock scaling operation underway

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Visitors to Niagara Falls may have noticed a crane dangling workers over the ledge above the lower observation deck of Journey Behind the Falls on Monday.

    The workers were chipping away at loose rock in a process called ice-jacking on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls, 13 storeys above the falls basin.

    Throughout the winter, water can creep into the crevices of the rock and through the freezing process slowly loosen pieces of rock as the frozen water expands, which then poses a danger to people standing on the observation deck below.

    On either side of Niagara Falls, when it rains, it pours sewage and stormwater

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    From the Buffalo News:

    An estimated 800 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater have flowed into the Niagara River from the American and Canadian sides so far this year, eight times more than last year.

    It’s enough to pour over the Horseshoe Falls for 20 minutes.

    The American side accounts for about three-quarters of the sewage and overflow, according to discharge data The Buffalo News reviewed. But most of the time, neither side’s wastewater system can handle an inch of daily rainfall without overflows into the river.

    Canadian parks police pull man from waters above Horseshoe Falls

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    An apparent suicidal man was grabbed by Canadian emergency personnel Sunday night as he stood in the waters above the brink of the Horseshoe Falls.

    Niagara Parks Police Service officials report that about 6:30 p.m Sunday they were alerted to a man standing waist-high in the waters of the upper Niagara River about 150 to 200 feet from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. He was holding on to a fallen tree branch.

    Members of the Niagara Parks Police Service, Niagara Regional Police Service, Niagara Falls, Ont., Fire Department and Niagara Emergency Medical Services responded to the bus parking lot adjacent to Table Rock Complex, at 6650 Niagara Parkway, to begin rescue efforts.

    80K people celebrate Canada in tourism district

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    About 80,000 people packed the heart of the tourism area of Niagara Falls on Canada Day, the largest gathering of people in the city since an estimated 100,000 watched Nik Wallenda’s historic wirewalk over the Horseshoe Falls in 2012.

    “It was tremendous,” said Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Janice Thomson.

    “That was the number that our Niagara Parks Police recorded in the immediate area of the falls, and around Murray Hill, Clifton Hill, on the (Niagara) Parkway.”

    Thomson said she believes the crowd reflects the “fact that we’ve been enjoying an uptick in tourism.”

    “We’ve seen more visitors in general, and now for this to be a very special holiday, coupled with the American 4th of July holiday, we just saw an amazing amount of visitors.”

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