Niagara Falls

Graham Wing on August 20th, 2014

From the Niagara Falls Review: John Kinney’s hopes for a liquor licence to get his dinner cruises underway on this side of the Niagara River have been dashed. He was counting on complaints from residents being thrown out at a preheating held last week, but instead, an October date has been set for a hearing […]

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Graham Wing on August 19th, 2014

From the St Catharines Standard: It’s a sure sign of summer for Niagara’s emergency workers. Calls for high-angle rescues of hikers or tourists come in just about every week. There were two in one day in St. Catharines during a recent weekend. Some are mundane — a lost hiker who needs some direction and help […]

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Graham Wing on August 13th, 2014

From the Globe and Mail: The Daredevil is a thrill ride boat designed to take the plunge over Niagara Falls with eight people on board. A drag anchor chute would slow it down, and safety features would include shock-absorbing bumpers. No thank you!

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From Time Warner Cable News (includes video): Officials said Monday that the Wonder Falls project, the planned transformation the former Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls into a resort and tourist desination, could be the start of a new era for the city. Wonder Falls will include a 15-story hotel, an indoor waterpark, retail, restaurants, […]

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Graham Wing on August 12th, 2014

From the Buffalo News: A 60-ton stone chimney, all that remains of a French-built fort near Niagara Falls, is to be moved to a new home this summer, with $200,000 in Niagara River Greenway funding paying for the project. The Host Communities Standing Committee, which holds the purse strings for Greenway funds in Niagara County, […]

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Graham Wing on August 12th, 2014

From the Niagara Falls Review: Emergency personnel responded to a report of smoke and flames coming from the Haunted House building on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls Sunday at around 12:30 p.m.

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Graham Wing on August 11th, 2014

From the National Catholic Reporter: I had the fun of being in Niagara Falls for a weekend at the end of May. I went there to sponsor an anti-fracking resolution for the state gathering of the 250 churches of the United Church of Christ in New York. The resolution passed; it follows here. But what […]

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From a Market Wired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance: As of June 28th, 2014 Courtyard Niagara Falls is excited to share its newest — and most unique — Niagara tour. The Niagara by Night Tour incorporates history and local oddities of the area into the majesty of the Falls — all while the sun […]

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From the Globe and Mail: For the first time in more than a century, tour boats not named Maid of the Mist are sailing from the Canadian side to the frothy foot of the country’s most famous cascade. But old habits die hard. Several locals don’t miss a beat when asked for directions to the […]

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Graham Wing on August 8th, 2014

From the Hamilton Spectator: …It’s fashionable for grownups to dismiss Niagara Falls as a tourist trap and make fun of it as a cultural wasteland with cheap motels featuring heart-shaped Jacuzzis, high rise casinos with has-been entertainers, and gimmicks galore, including cheesy wax museums, rip-off arcades and a flying saucer restaurant. It’s easy to forget […]

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