From the Niagara Falls Review:
Mississauga company Bird Construction is part of the consortium which will build a 5,000-seat entertainment centre in Niagara Falls.
The company is among principals known as Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners, which beat out four other conglomerates for the right to design, build and maintain the facility.
The winning bidder was announced by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. late Tuesday.
The theatre is expected to replace the 1,500-seat Avalon Ballroom at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, which has been limited by its size virtually from the day it opened in 2004.
By comparison, the new theatre will be equal in size to the 5,000-seat Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, and will double the 2,500-seat Events Center at Seneca Niagara Casino.
The official groundbreaking and reception for a 10-storey, 150-unit condominium complex in Niagara Falls is scheduled for later today from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Niagara Fall mayor Jim Diodati will be in attendance at 4:00 pm.
Developed by Evertrust Development Groups Canada Inc., the $100-million Upper Vista Luxury Condominiums project represents “a sophisticated contribution to urban revitalization in Niagara Falls which aims to be a vital part of the community.”
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From NewYorkUpstate.com (includes many nice photos):
It would be hard to be disappointed at the views from Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park, and that’s probably why more than 8 million people visit every year. The stunning view by day and by night can leave a visitor breathless and struggling for superlatives. You can walk out high over the Niagara River Gorge at the Prospect Point Observation Tower, or you can walk down to feel the spray coming off the Falls.
From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo (includes video):
There’s new information about the death of Niagara Falls Daredevil Kirk Jones. A couple living in Niagara Falls may have witnessed his final moments.
Peggie and Ron Bastian were simply having coffee at home over looking the river, when they saw not one, but two men put an 8-foot inflatable ball into the rapids.
They say, the men and the ball disappeared out of view for just a few moments behind a tree. They then saw just the ball floating downstream. That’s when Peggie captured a picture of the ball and posted it on Facebook.