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    ‘It’s just captured people’s imagination’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s just been open six days, but the new zipline attraction in Niagara Falls has become quite an international hit.

    Attraction operators and the Niagara Parks Commission have been flooded with interview requests from media across the world since last Friday, when riders were first able to descend 670 metres on four high-speed, side-by-side wires from the Niagara Parks Commission’s Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge below.

    Prior to Wednesday afternoon’s official opening, where dignitaries attended a press conference, cut a ribbon and some even zipped down, Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the commission, told the Niagara Falls Review the attraction has already received “spectacular international coverage.”

    In addition to coverage from the Review, including a video shot about two weeks ago that garnered more than three-million views, the zipline has received much love on social media.

    Commission spokesman Tony Baldinelli said articles have appeared in international travel magazines, print and digital media from around the world, as well as extensive television coverage.

    FamilyTravelMagazine.com Meets with Major Media in Niagara Falls USA at TMS Family Travel Conference

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    From a PRWeb press release:

    Jodi Grundig, Editor of FamilyTravelMagazine.com, was one of nearly 50 influential family travel writers and bloggers who gathered last weekend (Sept. 20-22, 2013) from around the United States and Canada at the TMS Family Travel Conference in Niagara Falls, NY.
    Organized by Travel Media Showcase, Family Travel Forum, Taking the Kids and the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation, the conference drew media along with representatives of destinations and tourism organizations that value and market to family travelers.

    Curtain of secrecy lifting to reveal secrets inside Niagara Parks Commission

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    First of all, congratulations to Niagara Parks Commissioners for voting in favour of opening their meetings to the public and the media. Quite a novel idea for public lands, we guess.

    Vince Kerrio made the motion that was supported by his colleagues. This was the right thing to do and should have been done a long time ago. This newspaper has been calling for this type of openness and transparency for years.

    But Kerrio’s rationale for calling the vote – because he felt he (and fellow commissioners) have been unjustly criticized lately -is curious, to say the least.

    Parks commission opens up

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara Parks Commission wants to go public.

    After 124 years of meeting in private, commissioners voted unanimously Friday to open their doors to the public and the media.

    “I made a motion at the parks commission today that the meetings, in the spirit of openness and transparency … be open to the public and press,” said Vince Kerrio, a city councillor and the city’s representative on the 12- member provincial agency.

    Open meetings is the only way to dispel misconceptions about what goes on at meetings, he said.

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