The history of Chippawa

From the Niagara Falls Review: History came alive Sunday as Sherman Zavitz, the city’s official historian, hosted a walking tour of Chippawa. Before a crowd of 80 people, Zavitz said the area was first mentioned 339 years ago, even before there was a town. On Dec. 7, 1678, Louis Hennepin, a missionary and explorer, became…

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Niagara Parks issues RFP for development of Queen Victoria Park concept master plan

From the Niagara Falls Review: The Niagara Parks Commission has issued a formal Request for Proposals to the planning, architectural and landscape architectural consultant community to help develop a renewed master plan that will become the provincial agency’s blueprint for the future. The purpose of the master plan is to guide continued development, programming and…

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Busy holiday weekend in Niagara Falls

This St Catharines Standard article is about the holiday weekend in May. Based on my observations from Wednesday, July 1 (Canada Day), it should have been another successful day for the tourism industry. The tourists are back in town. Many visitors took advantage of the great weather during the Victoria Day holiday weekend to have…

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