Casino Niagara to remain open

From Niagara This Week: Niagara Falls will be home to two casinos for the foreseeable future. That’s according to Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor, who said the 16-year-old gaming facilty — the city’s first — will remain open. And not only will the casino remain in operation, Craitor said the government and the Falls Management…

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Casino’s future will be clearer Friday

From Niagara This Week: The future of one of Niagara’s two casinos will become clearer Friday. The fate of Casino Niagara, which first opened its doors in 1996, will be announced at a news conference at 1 p.m. at the facility, said Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor on Tuesday. Closing Casino Niagara was one of…

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Festival of Lights turns up the wattage with new sports events

From the Niagara Falls Review: With its 30th anniversary looming next year, the CAA Winter Festival of Lights is adding more juice to its lineup. Sponsored by beverage maker Cintron, a new three-day sports festival will take place throughout the city to conclude this year’s event. It’s expected to attract about 1,300 athletes in a…

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Falls Incline Railway slated for overhaul

From the Niagara Falls Review: It’s time to stop the decline of the incline. The Niagara Parks Commission has plans to replace its aging Falls Incline Railway that makes it easier for visitors to go from the Fallsview tourism district down into the park. The upgrade is the next phase of its Table Rock Redevelopment…

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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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Auditor general won’t probe Parks

From the Niagara Falls Review: Ontario’s auditor general is “not likely” to launch a special investigation of the Niagara Parks Commission following a Queen’s Park committee’s vote asking him to stay out. “I’d have to say, at least in the short term, it is not something I would be pursuing,” auditor general James McCarter told…

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Justify sole-source contract: MPP

From the Niagara Falls Review: Whatever information Niagara’s regional tourism organization used to justify an “exception” from the province’s ban on single-source contracts, it should be disclosed to the public to ensure public confidence in the agency, Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor says. “I think that the chairman of the board should explain to the…

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Craitor kicks off Tourism Week in Falls

From Niagara This Week: Niagara Falls’ economic bread and butter is front and centre this week as part of celebrations for this year’s national Tourism Week. In a kickoff celebration held today at the Ontario Travel Information Centre on Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor, who’s also the newly appointed parliamentary assistant to the…

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Convention Centre halfway done

From Niagara This Week: Construction of the Niagara Convention and Civic Centre reached its half way point with a topping off ceremony as the last pieces of the roof were installed last Friday. Construction began on the centre May 1, 2009 and the doors are scheduled to open April 8, 2011. Mayor Ted Salci, MPP…

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