Niagara Falls

From the St Catharines Standard: A group of Niagara Falls motel owners will be fighting for their survival at Tuesday’s city council meeting. The Niagara Innkeepers Association, representing 40 motels and about 1,900 rooms, is requesting more time to pay its February tax bill in instalments to weather the industry’s slowest time of year. Without […]

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Graham on April 23rd, 2014

From the Welland Tribune: There was plenty to cheer about in Niagara Falls on the weekend – not only inside the Scotiabank Convention Centre during the Canadian National Cheer & Dance Championships – but across the city where restaurants and hotels were booked to capacity. “We had over 86 athletes with our five teams and […]

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From the Daily Mail: Every year millions of visitors flock to see the dramatic Niagara Falls that separate New York state from Ontario. But while 12million people head to the Canadian side, just six million choose to view the spectacular waterfall from the American side. However, all that is set to change as the US […]

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Graham on April 11th, 2014

From the Buffalo News: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $40 million commitment to implement the Niagara Falls State Park Landscape Improvements Plan already has had a transformative impact on the nation’s oldest state park. Central to the initiative is a proposal to move the statue of Nikola Tesla, inventor of the electric motor who also designed and […]

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Graham on April 10th, 2014

From Niagara This Week: The sale of land on Fallsview Boulevard that is home to the IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls will have no impact on the operation of the theatre, the U.S.-based operator of the theatre says. The giant-screen, 600-seat theatre is owned by Utah-based Destination Cinema Inc., has been operating at the site since […]

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From the Niagara Gazette: Nik Wallenda might not be the only daredevil around here, although he takes the risks and walks those crazy high wires while crowds watch in awe. As he returns to the region this summer for a 10-week stint at Darien Lake, local developers and officials are doing their own type of […]

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Graham on April 10th, 2014

From Niagara This Week: Here comes the fudge. Things just got a little sweeter on Queen Street with the arrival of the Niagara Falls Fudge Company. But while the store may be new, there’s a lot of tradition being packed into those near half-pound bricks being sold in 12 different varieties. That’s because co-owners Ross […]

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Graham on April 10th, 2014

From The Times of West Virginia: Some proposals are cute. Some are spontaneous. Others are unexpected. And some are so downright romantic, others pale in comparison.

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Graham on April 9th, 2014

From the Buffalo News: Supporters of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster insist his big-picture perspective is what’s needed in a city long plagued by blight and controversy. His critics have challenged many of his priorities and policies. Dyster sat down with The Buffalo News’ Brian Meyer to discuss economic development, efforts to bolster tourism […]

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From The Guardian: Canadian writer Craig Davidson is best known for his short-story collection Rust and Bone, which inspired the 2012 film. The inhabitants of his second novel live within earshot of Niagara Falls: a constant roar defines and, in a sense, sustains them. Their lives are hard. They have raw, uneuphonious names. They start […]

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