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    Tourism industry predicting a successful 2019 season

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    From Niagara This Week:

    While temperatures may still be quite chilly, tourism officials say the 2019 season is shaping up to be a hot one.

    “Niagara Falls is on the wish list of travellers from everywhere around the world,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati. “We are on track once again to have another record-breaking year for visitors coming to Niagara Falls.”

    “With an exchange rate that is still very favourable for our visitors from the U.S., we look forward to continuing to welcome them in strong numbers and to have a another massively successful season.”

    New support ropes installed for Whirlpool Aero Car

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    From Niagara This Week:

    When you’re 103-years-old, a little surgery is inevitable.

    In the case of the Whirlpool Aero Car, one of the oldest tourist attractions in Niagara Falls, it’ll be a major upgrade to the support ropes that have brought millions of people across the Niagara Gorge.

    Though just one of the six support ropes needed to be replaced, work has been going on since January to replace all of them.

    Another festive Family Day in the Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Puppets, pythons and little princesses. All part of Family Day in Niagara Falls Monday.

    With a fresh layer of snow and the day off from school and work, hundreds of families took advantage of free events at two of the city’s prime destinations, Niagara Falls History Museum and Heartland Forest.

    “It’s quite often our biggest day of the year,” said Clark Bernat, the city’s culture and museums manager. “Last (Family Day) was arguably our biggest day since our opening. We had about 1,200 people out last year.”

    Family Feud daily calendar – Niagara Falls

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    Generally, each year my family purchases a daily calendar for us to read at dinner. We’ve done jokes, trivia about certain TV shows, etc. Last year we had a daily Family Feud calendar. On December 4, the survey question was “Tell me something you associate with Canada”. The number 2 answer was about Niagara Falls.

    Massive Mario Kart-style go-kart track now open in Niagara Falls

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    From CBC News:

    Drivers, start your engines — a massive, roller coaster-like go-kart racetrack is now open in Niagara Falls, Ont.

    Tourism company HOCO Limited unveiled its new “Niagara Speedway” attraction on the Clifton Hill entertainment strip this week.

    “It’s like go-karts on steroids,” said Harry Oakes, HOCO’s president, in a statement. “You drive on a road course for a portion of the race and then spiral up … to about 40 feet, and then come down a long hill … kind of like the way a wooden coaster would be.”

    Niagara Falls continues to grow as tourist destination

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    From Buffalo Business First (sometimes the article shows up free, sometimes you need a paid subscription):

    On a sunny spring afternoon, Asian tourists climbed off a bus in the Fallsview District of Niagara Falls and made their way toward the iconic waterfalls, many with cameras in hand.

    Those who didn’t immediately head to a nearby overview were busy taking selfies near the Fallsview Casino.

    Those 40 tourists are symbolic of the more than 14 million people a year who visit Niagara Falls, Ontario. They come not only for the dramatic views but for a growing list of attractions.

    Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon a family affair

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    It wasn’t fatigue or exhaustion that caused Bernadette Miszk to break down as she approached the finish line at the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon, Sunday.

    Nineteen-year-old daughter Julianne stood at the finish line, waiting to place a medal around her mother’s neck…

    More than 1,600 women participated in the half-marathon which wound its way along the Niagara River Parkway and passed by the falls twice before finishing at the Upper Rapids Boulevard parking lot.

    About 280 women completed the new 5k run, including Julianne and her twin sister, Emily.

    Falls rock scaling operation underway

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Visitors to Niagara Falls may have noticed a crane dangling workers over the ledge above the lower observation deck of Journey Behind the Falls on Monday.

    The workers were chipping away at loose rock in a process called ice-jacking on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls, 13 storeys above the falls basin.

    Throughout the winter, water can creep into the crevices of the rock and through the freezing process slowly loosen pieces of rock as the frozen water expands, which then poses a danger to people standing on the observation deck below.

    Falls featured in new film opening Friday

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    Niagara Falls is the backdrop for an award-winning Canadian drama opening at the Niagara Square Cinemas Friday.

    “Mary Goes Round,” the debut feature from Toronto director Molly McGlynn, stars Aya Cash (“You’re the Worst”) as a substance abuse counselor named Mary who loses her job and driver’s license because of a drinking problem. She’s then asked to meet her estranged father in her hometown of Niagara Falls, who is dying and hopes to see her connect with her teenaged half-sister who she has never met.

    Angels pitching in $3M for Titanic project

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    From Niagara This Week:

    More than a year after first floating the idea, plans to build a Titanic museum in Niagara Falls are steaming ahead with no icebergs in site.

    Fuelled with a $3-million commitment from the Niagara Angel Network, proponents of the attraction hope to welcome aboard their first passengers by the middle of next year.

    While celebrating investments made in the past three years totalling just more than $12 million to help establish 29 businesses including several in Niagara, Angel Network executive director Terry Kadwell also announced plans to pitch in for the Experience Titanic interactive museum planned for Niagara Falls.

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