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    Marineland attributes deaths of two deer to activist-triggered stampede

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Marineland has temporarily closed its deer park after officials say two people intentionally caused the animals to stampede Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two deer.

    In a news release issued Sunday, the tourist attraction said “we are deeply disturbed by the shocking incident.”

    “This has never happened before and our guests have always, as a general rule, behaved responsibly in the deer park,” the statement read. “We are all upset by this terrible act against innocent animals. In order to protect our animals, we are closing the deer park to make modifications to prevent this type of incident from ever happening again.”

    Plans for Niagara, Ont. zip line moving ahead

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Plans to develop a zip line program within parks in southern Ontario’s Niagara region are moving ahead, the Niagara Parks Commission announced Friday.

    Agency staff have been given the go-ahead to undertake the next phase of the procurement process, including the development of business plans and site plans, the commission said in a news release.

    Niagara Falls to go dark for Earth Hour

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It’ll be lights out at the Horseshoe and American Falls Saturday.

    The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), in partnership with the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, plans to participate in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) global Earth Hour initiative by switching off the evening Illumination of the falls from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    “Our environmental responsibilities and stewardship over the lands we control is an important hallmark of our organization and it is why we are working closely with the Niagara Falls Illumination Board to be part of this worthy global environmental initiative,” NPC chair Janice Thomson said in a news release.

    Maid of the Mist to return in 2012

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Maid of the Mist will return to the water for the 2012 season on both sides of the Niagara River Gorge the company that runs the boat tours said Tuesday.

    The Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company said it would continue with the service in 2012 after talks with the Niagara Parks Commission regarding operational issues.

    The boat tours that ferry visitors to the foot of the Horseshoe falls from docks on both sides of the Niagara River were in jeopardy for 2012 after the NPC awarded a 30-year-lease for the services to Hornblower Canada, the Canadian arm of San Francisco-based Hornblower Cruises and Events.

    In a brief news release, Maid of the Mist said tour boats will go into the water on April 12 — three weeks ahead of last year, due to unseasonably warm temperatures and ice-free conditions on Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

    Booker resigns from Niagara Parks

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    From Niagara This Week:

    After less than one year on the job, Fay Booker is out as general manager of the Niagara Parks Commission.

    Sources told Bullet News that the decision was made Tuesday and senior staff members at the Parks Commission were informed this morning. Later Wednesday, a news release from Niagara Parks stated that Booker resigned effective March but that she is taking time.

    Effective immediately, the commission’s internal auditor, Gershom Moyo, will assume her responsibilities to ensure operational continuity, the release stated.

    Wallenda denied

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Niagara Parks Commission has denied Nik Wallenda’s proposal for a tightrope walk across the Niagara gorge.

    In a long-awaited decision comes three weeks after the famed daredevil made a personal pitch to the agency, which is in charge of managing provincial parks around the Horseshoe Falls.

    In a news release issued late Wednesday, hours after a decision was expected, the commission said it gave the proposal careful consideration and made the decision based on its “mandate, priorities and long-term goals.”

    Flash mob to descend on Niagara Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Fancy being in a music video? Then the Niagara Social Project wants to hear from you.

    Better yet, the group wants to meet you in front of Planet Hollywood in Niagara Falls on Oct. 27 as a part of a flash mob that will be a part of a music video touting the virtues of the Niagara Region. The Niagara Social Project (NSP) is a community music video and social media campaign “developed to build global awareness of the Niagara region as a perfect location to live, work and play,” the group said in a news release.

    Ontario to loosen liquor laws

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    This isn’t directly Niagara Falls-related, but it will affect some different festivals that are held here, especially the big New Year’s Eve party.

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A beer outside a designated beer tent? An extra hour of drinking at a wedding reception? These new freedoms are just around the corner.

    Ontario has changed its alcohol laws in a move Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government says will create jobs and strengthen the economy.

    Announced Friday, the relaxed restrictions kick in on June 1.

    Among the new rules, drinking will be allowed outside of beer tents at festivals and events.

    “Local communities are free to customize the events to their needs,” said a government news release.

    Niagara News TV set to launch Feb. 7

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    From Bullet Media:

    The news release trumpets the arrival of TV in Niagara, an assertion with which Cogeco might have issue. But there is no disputing the launch of Niagara News TV does change the local broadcasting landscape starting Feb. 7.

    Be sure to visit the Bullet Media web site to read the entire article…

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