From the Niagara Falls Review:
Despite their small size, pollinating species such as bumblebees and hummingbirds have a major impact on the environment.
“Approximately 90 per cent of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce, representing the crucial role pollinating species pay in maintaining our environment,” said Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission.
Niagara Parks on Friday unveiled a new pollinator garden at Legends on the Niagara golf complex.
The small garden will form part of Niagara Parks’ newly created pollinator garden route along the Niagara Parkway.
I don’t know how common this is, but I’ve never seen this before. The National Post has a sponsored article that is supposed to be “Special to the National Post”. It is essentially an ad for golfing at Niagara Parks Commission courses.
Growing numbers of golfers come every year to gaze in awe at the world’s mightiest waterfalls and play the celebrated trio of courses that helped the Niagara Peninsula blossom into one of North America’s hottest and most unique golf destinations.
Operated by Niagara Parks Golf, the two championship courses at the $27-million Legends on the Niagara complex, together with the Stanley Thompson-designed Whirlpool Golf Course, have become as essential to life and tourism on the peninsula as the award-winning wineries, War of 1812 battlefields, and theatre offerings of the Shaw Festival.
Launched to rave reviews in 2002, Legends on the Niagara is one of the showpieces of the Canadian game. Niagara Parks Golf recruited two of the country’s top golf architects, Doug Carrick and Thomas McBroom, to design sister 18-hole courses.
From Niagara This Week:
A public meeting concerning the establishment of a zip line attraction by the Niagara Parks Commission never got off the ground Thursday.
The session, scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Legends on the Niagara Golf Course, was cancelled abruptly after NPC staff had recommended taking more time to determine whether to even go ahead with the venture.
The commission first met behind closed doors to discuss the proposal, but when it came time for the public portion of the meeting, people who had shown up, including the media, were told the public meeting had been cancelled.
“We had a recommendation from staff that we postpone (the meeting) to a future date,” chair Janice Thomson said. She said couldn’t say anything more because the commission was engaged in a procurement process.