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    Shining the light on Niagara

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    For 54 years, Peter Gordon played to an audience of millions.

    The Niagara Falls resident estimates thousands of people a night – between 90,000 to 150,000 on a summer night – have been entertained by his rainbow of lights on both the Horseshoe and American Falls.

    “It made you feel kind of powerful some days to see all those people out there and they’re looking at my work,” the 83-year-old said.

    On April 30, Gordon spent his last shift as a lights operator at the Niagara Falls Illumination building.

    “It was time to go,” he said with a smile.

    Falls illumination will honor royal birth


    From the Tonawanda News:

    As the world eagerly awaits the birth of the newest member of the royal family, the Niagara Parks Commission and the Niagara Falls Illumination Board are preparing a special pink or blue illumination of Niagara Falls to commemorate the historic birth date of the future monarch.

    “We thought this was a special way to commemorate the birth of our future king or queen and congratulate the royal couple on the arrival of their first child,” stated parks commission Chair and Niagara Falls Illumination board member Janice Thomson.

    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.

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