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Bergamo: ‘NFR is the last man standing’

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From the Buffalo News:

For more than a decade, Niagara Falls Redevelopment has been buying properties in downtown Niagara Falls, leaving residents to wonder what the company has planned for the land.

The company, controlled by Howard Milstein, now controls roughly 85 acres.

The following are full responses provided by Anthony Bergamo, chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Redevelopment, to questions from The News last week.

Confidentiality oath should stay: Minister’s office

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Ontario’s Tourism Minister appears ready to accept decisions by Niagara Falls and Fort Erie to reappoint their same representatives to the Niagara Parks Commission, despite his request for fresh faces.

“Ultimately, the nomination of representatives is a decision that rests with the individual municipality,” Liberal Tourism Minister Michael Chan said through a spokesman Tuesday.

His office was reacting to news Niagara Falls had re-appointed Coun. Vince Kerrio as the city’s representative on the government agency and Fort Erie had named Mayor Doug Martin.

His fellow councillors want Kerrio — and other municipal politicians who serve as parks commissioners — to have the freedom to talk more openly about what goes on at the government agency. All commissioners must take an oath of confidentiality that prevents municipal councillors from updating their council on some issues.

Auditor general won’t probe Parks

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Ontario’s auditor general is “not likely” to launch a special investigation of the Niagara Parks Commission following a Queen’s Park committee’s vote asking him to stay out.

“I’d have to say, at least in the short term, it is not something I would be pursuing,” auditor general James McCarter told The Review Wednesday.

The public accounts committee voted 5-3 against New Democrat MPP France Gelinas’ motion calling for a special audit of the commission.

CAA Winter Niagara Festival of Lights & Winter Events Illuminate Niagara Falls

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From a press release seen on Hospitality Net:

Niagara Falls welcomes the winter season with Canada’s largest illumination festival, the CAA Winter Niagara Festival of Lights. Running until January 31, 2011, the Niagara festival captures the magic of the holiday season turning Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland with over three million sparkling lights along a 5 km route. And on Friday nights in December, visitors can enjoy spectacular fireworks, including an extravaganza on New Year’s Eve. Other unique Niagara Falls events taking place during the festival include a Santa’s Village Candlelight Stroll and the popular TD Rink at the Brink.

Clifton Hill Resort Update – Mid November 2010

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On November 30 I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.

You can subscribe to the Clifton Hill Resort Update newsletter by visiting the Clifton Hill Newsletter page.

Tourism market key to radio stations sale

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara Falls radio is making room for The Moose.

Haliburton Broadcasting Group, best known for its 13 Moose FM stations across Ontario, has added Niagara Falls FM stations The River (CFLZ) and Z101 (CKEY) to its stable, pending approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

“We’re thrilled to be there, I want to make sure people know that,” said Haliburton president Chris Grossman on Friday, two days after announcing the purchase.

In addition to the Niagara stations, Grossman is awaiting CRTC approval for two stations in Stratford, one AM and one FM.

It’s part of the company’s plan to gain a foothold in two of the province’s strongest tourism destinations.

Niagara Falls deals on social buying sites

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Are you following the Groupon, Wagjag, or other deal sites in your area? If you are going to be travelling, are you checking the deals in that city?

For Niagara Falls, recently there has been a Wagjag deal for Wild Wing (attached to the Baymont Inn). It is still good for another 3 days. Today there is a Groupon deal for GooEe’s Oriental Grill House that is good until the end of the day.



They’ve finally got some “big” (or bigger than previous years) names coming to the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert.

From a CNW Newswire press release:

Global Television and Entertainment Tonight Canada celebrate 2011 with ‘New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls,’ a nationally televised New Year’s Eve bash for the entire nation.

On Friday, December 31 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, ET Canada’s two-hour live countdown to the New Year gets underway across from the world-famous Falls in the heart of Queen Victoria Park.

One of Canada’s most celebrated live performers, Great Big Sea will kick off the second annual celebration followed by performances by international music sensation Kardinal Offishall and the GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO award-winning, Barenaked Ladies.

“Coming off of last year’s incredible show and enormous crowds, there was no question we would be returning to Niagara Falls for this amazing party,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content, Shaw Media. “Whether you’re in eastern, central or western Canada, audiences can tune in for off the chart performances, exclusive interviews by our ET Canada hosts and of course, a spectacular view of the Falls.”

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