From the Niagara Gazette:
My name is Jayne Cuda and I grew up in Niagara Falls, New York during the ‘50s and ‘60s and I loved it. I currently reside in Los Angeles but return to my hometown six weeks each year.
This June, I will be retiring from Los Angeles Unified School District after 30 years of service as a teacher, counselor and an administrator. My current plan is to buy a home in Niagara County… Read More…
From the Huffington Post:
Even if you don’t care about beluga whales or how animals are treated in captivity, you may still be interested in what’s happening at Marineland. In this age of widespread protest — from the Occupy Movement to the Québec student protests to the Arab Spring — Marineland reminds us that it is not just governments that may seek to silence their critics.
Marineland, a marine mammal park in Niagara Falls, Ontario, was the subject of an investigative series by the Toronto Star last year. The series was based in part on allegations by former employees, of abuse and mistreatment of animals. Marineland has denied and responded to the allegations, and is suing the Star as well as several of the former employees. Marineland has also set its sights on protesters and activists who demonstrate outside the park — launching lawsuits against at least two protestors — and has gone to Ontario courts for injunctions to order that protestors refrain from certain activities.
From Huffington Post Canada:
Summer vacation is upon us and many families are planning their next great adventure. Excitement can be found close to home as our great nation boasts many amusement parks, natural wonders and exciting museums right on travellers’ doorsteps.
Travelocity.ca suggests these 10 Great Canadian family trips that will help make 2011 the most memorable summer vacation.
Niagara Falls is #2. There seems to be 12 places to visit, and they are only a day trip if you live near them.
With a month to go before his walk, Nik Wallenda is in the news all the time. He has caught the attention of the world, so this was inevitable. Needless to say, I’m sure I’ll have loads of links and postings about this in the coming weeks. If you aren’t particularly interested in this, just grin and bear it. It will all be over in a month…
One thing that I’ve noticed is that there seems to be very little original reporting going on yet. Most of the bigger news outlets are just using wire service stories.
I’ve also noticed a few mistakes. For instance, last night while looking at the Huffington Post app on my tablet, I noticed this spelling mistake (it has been fixed since I took the screenshot):
I’ve been on vacation for the last week and a bit. We didn’t really do anything other than do some work around the house. I saw all the articles about Nik Wallenda, and meant to post some of them, but never got around to it. In case you’ve missed some of them, here is a selection of articles I found talking about the approval that the Niagara Parks Commission gave to Nik Wallenda to walk on a wire over Niagara Falls.
I know there have been articles popping up everywhere, but most of them have been reprints of Associated Press or Canadian Press articles.
In case you were wondering, and missed my earlier comments, I was totally in favour of this, and am glad he was given a chance.