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    Ontario government responds to Marineland allegations with crack down on animal abuse

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    From the Globe and Mail:

    The Ontario government says it plans to beef up regulations to protect animals kept in zoos and aquariums, including Marineland.

    Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur made the announcement in a statement this morning ahead of a noon news conference.

    She says the province will work with animal experts and other stakeholders to come up with standards for caring for captive animals.

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    Wallenda Walk: Canadian Traffic And Parking Tips

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (including video):

    “Rarely have we seen an event of this scale which requires the coordination of so many public service and emergency service agencies ,” remarked Douglas Kane, Chief of the Niagara Parks Police Service, as Canadian officials signed off on the integrated public safety plan they developed for Nik Wallenda’s historic tightrope walk across the world famous Horseshoe Falls, which is scheduled to occur one week from tonight.

    “We want to assure the public today that quite simply, we are prepared,” Kane said, during a Friday morning news conference at the Table Rock Visitors Centre.

    Casino’s future will be clearer Friday

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    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 the 362 recommendations made in the Drummond Report released late last month. The report was commissioned by the province to look at ways it could eliminate its $16-billion deficit. The casino’s future was muddied further after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) released a report detailing its plans to revitalize the province’s gaming industry. Although Casino Niagara was not named, the report talked about consolidating underperforming facilities, including casinos and slots facilities. The report also called for the establishment of a casino in Toronto.

    Craitor said he has met with Finance Minister Dwight Duncan “a number of times” over not only the casinos but gaming issues in Niagara as a whole.

    Spotted: Your comments on the recent accident at Niagara Falls

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    From CBC News:

    At a Monday afternoon news conference, the Niagara Parks Police announced the search for a 19-year-old woman who fell into the Niagara River and was swept over the falls Sunday is being scaled back.

    The story was among the most widely read items on CBCNews.ca Monday, and generated lots of audience feedback. Here’s a sampling of what you had to say.

    The accident prompted some Community members to suggest a few ways to enhance safety at Niagara Falls.

    Read the article to find out what some of the comments on the CBC web site said about the safety around Niagara Falls.

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