Governments launch the Niagara Falls WEGO system into service

From the Government of Canada: The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Michael Chan, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Kim Craitor, MPP for Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Fort Erie and Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport…

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‘Blockbuster’ the name of the tourism game

From the Niagara Falls Review: It used to be a video store, but “Blockbuster” is now the mantra of the tourism industry in Niagara and the province of Ontario. Get used to it. Blockbuster. Blockbuster. Blockbuster. At some point, the word became the catch phrase for the kind of events Ontario’s tourism industry wants to…

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Wallenda sets sights on Grand Canyon

From the Niagara Falls Review: What do you do after successfully crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope with the whole world watching? “I slept all night for the first time in three months,” said Nik Wallenda, addressing media at Edgewaters Restaurant one day after cementing himself in the record books as the first person to…

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Wallenda getting second chance to woo Niagara Parks Commission

From the Niagara Falls Review: There are people on both sides of the Nik Wallenda fence, but everyone now seems to agree that it’s an international walk or no walk at all. Wallenda, the American aerialist who has proposed walking across the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope, is now waiting for a second meeting with…

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Wallenda needs Canadian approval or Falls walk proposal is dead: New York State Parks

So as the details of the Nik Wallenda/Michael Chan meeting were coming out, there were also reports that if this is going to happen at all, it has to happen as a walk between the two countries. Apparently New York State officials have said a walk solely on the US side is not an option….

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Wallenda taking his case to tourism minister

From the Niagara Falls Review: The Niagara Parks Commission slammed the door on Nik Wallenda Wednesday, but a day later Minister of Tourism Michael Chan opened it up just a bit. Speaking with the Niagara Falls Review Thursday, the Ontario tourism minister invited Wallenda, a seventh-generation aerialist who wants to walk across the Niagara Gorge…

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Minister’s door open: Craitor

From Niagara This Week: The door to Tourism and Culture Minister Michael Chan’s office is always open and the minister will look at ways of increasing tourism in Niagara Falls, Kim Craitor said Thursday. Craitor, who represents Niagara Falls at Queen’s Park and who is also the parliamentary assistant to Chan, made the remarks in…

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NPC appoints new chair

From Niagara This Week: After almost five months in the interim position, Janice Thomson has been appointed the chair of the Niagara Parks Commission’s Board of Directors. While the announcement was made by Tourism and Culture Minister Michael Chan on Wednesday, the appointment was actually effective Nov. 16. Thomson, executive director of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber…

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Ontario tourism minister didn’t force people-mover deal on Parks Commission: Niagara Falls MPP

From Bullet News Niagara: A pending deal between the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Parks Commission to create a new people-mover bus system to service the millions of visitors to the Honeymoon Capital each year was no shotgun wedding. While Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor acknowledges he and Ontario Tourism Minister Michael Chan…

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