Niagara Falls

Graham on May 24th, 2016

From Niagara This Week: Oddball items and curiosities are back on display in Niagara Falls, Ont., now that one of the city’s mainstay attractions has reopened following a major modernization. Ripley’s Believe It or Not opened the doors to its so-called “odditorium” Friday after six months of renovations aimed at replacing traditional exhibits with something […]

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Graham on May 24th, 2016

From the Centre Daily Times: New York State is one of few places where you don’t necessarily travel north to get to Canada. A chunk of Southern Ontario actually lies south and west of the Empire State, making the nickname “True North” more of a quip. And if you make it to Niagara Falls, you […]

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Graham on May 17th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review: Q: I was at Niagara Falls and noticed a lot of bulldozers and construction on the U.S. side, right above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. What’s going on? A: The American observation area above the Horseshoe Falls is undergoing a major overhaul that’s expected to wrap up this summer. When the […]

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If you are interested in Niagara Falls, then you probably saw some of the articles that the Niagara Falls Review had about the Destination Marketing Fee (or DMF). It is essentially a fee that many tourism companies charge that can be used for whatever that company wants. It is not a true tax, there is no […]

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Graham on May 11th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review: Niagara Casinos enjoyed a record-earning year in 2015 with nearly $700 million generated in gross gaming revenue. “We’ve been working towards this for some time,” said Niagara Casinos president Art Frank. “Our winning mix included the right number of great associates working together to deliver superior customer service, a suite […]

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Graham on March 24th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review: As recently reported in the Review, a massive redevelopment is underway on the south side of Clifton Hill between Queen Victoria Park and Victoria Avenue. The property, a very popular entertainment and dining area on the Street of Fun, is owned by HOCO Ltd. As the company’s president Harry Oakes […]

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Graham on March 18th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review: Police and fire officials are investigating an early morning fire that destroyed part of the Jungle Putt and Freddie’s Ice Cream property on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Fire Chief Lee Smith said they received a call at around 5 a.m. and about 25 firefighters responded to the […]

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Graham on March 17th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review: City and tourism officials remain hopeful the Ministry of Transportation will do everything possible to mitigate the impact a proposed road and bridge project along Highway 420 will have on visitors this spring. “We don’t want to give people from the GTA any reason to avoid Niagara Falls, and long […]

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From the Buffalo News: Niagara Falls businesses are speaking out against a planned Seneca Gas Station on sovereign territory near the Seneca Niagara Casino. The Niagara USA Chamber issued a release on Monday saying it cannot support the Seneca Nation’s plan to open a 24–bay gas station on sovereign land within the City of Niagara […]

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From the Niagara Falls Review: James Hardy has a special place in the history of Niagara Falls. He was the final official participant in a 19th century phenomenon often referred to as the great age of Niagara tightrope artists — something that captured much of the world’s attention. That “age” began in 1859 when the […]

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