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Niagara Falls Five Years Later: Limited Progress

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From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (including video):

Five years ago, 2 On Your Side’s Scott Brown produced an Emmy-award winning special that comparied Niagara Falls, New York with Niagara Falls, Canada.

At that time, we reported how on our side of the Falls, decades of bad decisions, inaction by out of town developers, and a lack of focus on tourism had left Niagara Falls, New York destitute and with few tourist attractions.

We decided to go back to the Falls to see what’s changed, and what has not over these last five years.

In the first of two reports, Scott looks at what changes for the better have happened over these last five years.

Over 100 Guests Stranded at Niagara Falls Canada Attraction

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From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

On May 31st, 2013 at approximately 1:43 p.m. Niagara Parks Police Ontario Service dispatch was advised that an elevator had malfunctioned at the Journey Behind the Falls attraction located at Table Rock Complex.

While no one was in the elevator, there were approximately one hundred guests still on the observation platform in the lower Niagara River basin below the Horseshoe Falls. While technicians were addressing the malfunction, two members of the Niagara Parks Police Service High Angle River
Team (HART) rappelled to the observation platform below to provide updates to the waiting patrons.

Niagara Falls International Marathon

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The only marathon that starts in one country (Buffalo, USA) and finishes in another (Niagara Falls Canada took place Sunday. It is otherwise known as the Niagara Falls International Marathon. WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo has an article about it.

Time is Now for State to Open Bidding for Maid of the Mist Lease

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As long as I can remember going to Niagara Falls, it included a trip on the Maid of the Mist.  I can remember getting the smelly old Jackets from way back.  You put it on, took the tour and put it back for others to use.  In 2014 the era of the Maid of the Mist end, well at least in Niagara Falls Canada.  James Glynn Owner of the Maid of the Mist never had to bid on running his business until last year and he lost. (In Canada).  Governor Cuomo of New York State is trying to keep the Maid of the Mist in New York.  Having lost the Canadian side, Glynn is now looking for a place on the American side to store his boats to keep his New York business alive.  Glynn’s hopes center around the state-owned former Schoellkopf Power Plant.

You can check out a great article on the Niagara Falls Reporter website.

Niagara Falls Hotel Offers Special NFL Travel Package

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From a Marketwire press release:

Courtyard by Marriott is proud to be the official sponsor of the NFL. To celebrate this affiliation, Courtyard Niagara Falls is offering a special NFL travel package now through February 3, 2013. This hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada, is just minutes from the falls, casinos and major attractions.

Football fans can enjoy spectacular hotel deals in Niagara Falls, like this special NFL offer: stay one weekend night and receive a $50 Courtyard Refreshing Savings Weekend Coupon, which is good for a guest’s next two-night weekend stay. Plus, they will receive late check-out and a 15% NFLshop.com coupon.

Hotel in Niagara Falls Offers a Front-Row Seat to the Red Bull Crashed Ice Event

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From a Marketwire press release:

Ice and extreme sports meet this winter when the Red Bull Crashed Ice Event comes to town near this hotel in Niagara Falls. Sixty-four amateur athletes from around the globe, wearing hockey skates, will compete in a downhill race on an ice track for the chance to bring home the title of Red Bull Crashed Ice Champion.

The free public event, taking place December 1, 2012, near this Niagara Falls, Ontario hotel, kicks off a world tour that will continue on to Minnesota, Russia and Switzerland before ending in Quebec City on March 2, 2013.

The Courtyard Niagara Falls, a newly renovated Niagara Falls, Canada hotel, is excited to welcome extreme sports enthusiasts to town for this exciting event. For additional event details, visit http://nfcourtyard.com/blog/2012/08/13/red-bull-crashed-ice-event-is-definitely-a-go-for-niagara-falls/.

If you’re looking for great Niagara Falls hotel deals, this Clifton Hill hotel offers a lot of bang for your buck, with a fresh lobby space, renovated rooms and generous amenities. Work or relax in the reinvented lobby space with free Wi-Fi and an interactive GoBoard, helping you plan your visit with weather, news and destination information.

I had no idea the Courtyard Marriott was on Clifton Hill!

UFO activity over Niagara Falls reinforces testimony on aliens

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From Examiner.com:

A witness reports UFO activity over Niagara Falls, Canada on 11 September 2012 according to testimony documented on UFO Sightings Daily that was published on 19 September 2012. The report reinforces allegations of a military base under Lake Ontario that had been made by Commander X who wrote Underground Alien Bases in 1990 (ISBN:0-938294-92-X).

Good stuff! 🙂

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