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    HAMILTON: Political structure is why Clifton Hill rises, Niagara falls

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Why does the Canadian-side of Niagara Falls develop so much better than the American-side?…

    Suddenly, even though neither one of us had made a single step, we both had found ourselves instead of a simple mile away from the Canadian border, we were now may have well been out on the Mexican desert, so far away from yet another reason why the Canadian side looks like it looks in development, and why the American side is little more than the butt of a bad joke.

    Niagara Falls receives Q4 payment from OLG

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    From Niagara This Week:

    City coffers have swelled by more that $5 million as The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued its fourth-quarter (January to March, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment.

    In total, the City received $5,275,019 for hosting Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort. Since December 1996, Niagara Falls has received more than $66.4 million in non-tax gaming revenue.

    This year alone, payments to the City have come in at more than $23 million.

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    Niagara Falls embraces the senses

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    From the Daily Journal:

    Perfectly carved during an Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago, Niagara Falls is the pièce de resistance of the Niagara escarpment. The limestone underpinnings that muscle to the surface forming bluffs along the Mississippi River, return underground only to rise again further east. The glaciation carved not only the Great Lakes but a 36-mile strait that connects the lakes Erie with Ontario.

    When the strait, or Niagara River, reaches Niagara, N.Y., and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, it creates three waterfalls — Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls on the U.S. side of the border and Horseshoe Falls in Canada. The height of the falls is impressive; the drop is more than 165 feet. The flow rate impresses too. During high flow, every minute more than 6 million cubic feet of water roar over the crest.

    The Majesty of the Niagara Falls

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    A recent CNN iReport was about Niagara Falls (including a few pictures):

    There are two cities in the world that bear the name Niagara Falls. The first city is Niagara Falls, New York, which is a part of the Buffalo, NY Metropolitan Area. On the other side (to the northwest) of the Niagara River, lies Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada. Both of these cities have charming attractions that tourists will love, but the primary attraction of the region are the Niagara Falls themselves.

    Niagara Falls police warn against kayak stunt

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    From UPI.com:

    Canadian police say they tried to put the kibosh on some daredevils’ thoughts of going over Niagara Falls in a kayak.

    Niagara Parks Police Inspector Paul Forcier said police received a tip about a potential kayak stunt at the falls being planned by a number of people and they contacted one of the individuals involved, the Niagara Falls (Ontario) Review reported Tuesday.

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    Disney reportedly considered Falls park


    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Walt Disney considered putting his second theme park in Niagara Falls.

    The Niagara News reports that when Walt Disney was exploring locations for a second “Disneyland” after the success of his park in California, he considered Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Niagara Falls Hotel Changes Gears for GranFondo Bike Ride

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    From Travel.BroadwayWorld.com:

    Cycling is a solo venture, but there’s something to be said about riding alongside friends with some beautiful scenery in the background. The GranFondo, modeled after Europe’s mass-participation cycling events, aims to bring that experience to Canada, with the inaugural GranFondo Niagara Falls, sponsored by the Courtyard Niagara Falls.

    This year’s race, on September 14th, follows the success of 2010’s ride in Whistler. Thousands of cyclists will gather at the start/finish line at the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, just minutes from this hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to set off on the 125-kilometre route.

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