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    Mayors highlight community development

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Six mayors fielded questions from the Niagara business community Wednesday and highlighted some recent developments in their municipalities.
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    Ottawa urged to address long waits at Niagara border crossings

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    From the Globe and Mail:

    Wait times at Canada’s second-busiest border crossing can stretch to hours, according to mayors and bridge authorities in Ontario’s Niagara Region who are pleading with Ottawa to boost staffing levels to ease the congestion, especially as the busy Peace Bridge prepares to reduce its operating lanes next month.

    Sweet casino deal for Toronto has other cities fuming

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    From the Globe and Mail:

    The special funding deal Ontario’s lottery corporation has promised Toronto if councillors approve a downtown casino has sparked anger among mayors of border cities and the nation’s capital.

    The mayors of Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Windsor are all calling on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to offer their cities the same deal as Toronto.

    Wallenda debt splits two Falls mayors

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Nik Wallenda’s wire-walk made history and brought Niagara Falls worldwide publicity, but it also cost the two cities tens of thousands in public safety expenses.

    Wallenda has paid roughly half the tab on each side of the border, but the cities are taking two different approaches on collecting the remainder of the bill.

    Niagara Falls, Ont., is willing to forget about $10,000 in outstanding costs, citing the positive worldwide publicity the wire-walk brought.

    But officials on the cash-strapped American side say Wallenda still owes them $25,000, and they want the money.

    “It’s just disgusting and sad,” Wallenda told The Buffalo News on Thursday. “This was a great thing for the area, all the money that it brought into the area. [They] gave me a key to the city, and now they want to ask for more money?”

    See also:

    • Associated Press (via Yahoo! News) – Niagara Falls, NY, wants daredevil Wallenda to pay
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