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Cancer Climb record topped again at Skylon

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Last year, Troy Alston beat a record that stood at the Skylon Tower for 32 years by scaling its 660 steps in three minutes and 21 seconds.

He didn’t feel like waiting that long to beat it again. Read More…

Theatre proposal would impact view of falls

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) is expected to announce the winning proposal for a new 5,000-seat theatre next month, but one of the submissions already has the city concerned. Read More…

Playtime takes to the air as adventure course opens

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

After a year of delays, the Whirlpool Adventure Course has opened.

The attraction opened to the public this past weekend, and will open on Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of April. Read More…

New GM for Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission will have a new general manager, effective May 1.

The board has selected Kenneth Bieger to succeed Lew Holloway as the organization’s next GM. Read More…

Casino concerns bring Niagara officials to Queen’s Park

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Wow… it doesn’t matter what side of the river you are on, everyone seems to be concerned about casino revenue and related jobs!

From the Niagara Falls Review:

The day after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation started a process to find new operators for Casino Niagara and the Fallsview Casino, a delegate from Niagara will head to Toronto to speak out against potential job losses. Read More…

Jet boats take to Niagara River for early season

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours launched five jet boats into the Niagara River Tuesday to get prepared for the summer season of taking people into the river rapids. Read More…

Record year for Winter Festival of Lights

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

A record number of people checked out the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights last season. Read More…

Annual rock scaling operations set to begin

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara Parks will conduct its annual rock-scaling operations along the Niagara Gorge wall on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls Monday to Thursday, weather permitting.

The activity removes any loose rocks and debris that built up during the winter months.

It’s intended to ensure the safe operation and opening of the lower observation deck of the Journey Behind the Falls attraction, scheduled to open Friday.

Mayor defends city after harsh video

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The president of Ryerson University has apologized to Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati for a student film depicting the city in a harsh light.

The four-minute documentary As Niagara Falls is listed as a “Ryerson University Production” on the Facebook page of its student filmmakers, known collectively as Mayday Pictures. The film claims to reveal “what truly lies within the city” by showing images of dilapidated houses and boarded-up buildings, while unnamed people comment on the wide divide between tourism and the rest of Niagara Falls.

Diodati responded to the video in a lengthy Facebook post Tuesday which has been shared more than 160 times. He was most puzzled by the film’s connection to Ryerson, which the city has been in discussions with to possibly bring programming to downtown Niagara Falls.

$8.3M second phase Victoria Avenue revitalization

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The second phase of the streetscape revitalization along Victoria Avenue will cost $8.3 million.

It’s one of the most expensive projects in council’s 2017 capital budget. Read More…

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