From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
“If we spend it now and it’s not there and this thing lasts for quite some time it can cause a lot of problems,” said Andrew Touma, Niagara Falls City Councilman.
Touma is calling for a 90-day moratorium on casino revenue spending following the Seneca Nation’s announcement to discontinue payments to the state.
“We collect about $16 million a year and of that money around $11 or $12 million per year is used in the general budget. Just to cover expenses in the general budget and then we use other monies for capital projects,” said Touma.
From Niagara This Week:
The province is moving ahead with the modernization process for gaming in the city after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued request for proposal (RFP) documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the Niagara Gaming Bundle. Read More…
From Collective Evolution:
Can you imagine if we were still walking around at night using candles to light our way, or heating our homes only by fire? Sure, it’s romantic and nostalgic to do that once in a while, but at the end of the day, society would look extremely different without the use of electricity. Read More…
From News Day:
Last summer, two of my friends and I visited Niagara Falls for a couple of days. Our families each rented a room at the Hilton. After we checked into our rooms, we walked over to the falls and took some pictures and videos. We went to the gift shop there for a while and looked at some cool baked goods and T-shirts. Once we left, we went back to the main area to wait for the lights inside of the falls to come on. When the lights finally came on, we all got very excited and took more pictures.
From the Buffalo News:
If you’re looking for jerky, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls has got you covered. Read More…
From the Buffalo State Record:
In Buffalo, there are two rite of passage drinking ages: 19 and 21.
For 19 and 20-year olds, it’s one of the best perks of living a short drive from the Canadian border: Having the ability to enjoy a night out drinking legally with friends two years before you can in the states. Read More…
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The president of Ryerson University has apologized to Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati for a student film depicting the city in a harsh light.
The four-minute documentary As Niagara Falls is listed as a “Ryerson University Production” on the Facebook page of its student filmmakers, known collectively as Mayday Pictures. The film claims to reveal “what truly lies within the city” by showing images of dilapidated houses and boarded-up buildings, while unnamed people comment on the wide divide between tourism and the rest of Niagara Falls.
Diodati responded to the video in a lengthy Facebook post Tuesday which has been shared more than 160 times. He was most puzzled by the film’s connection to Ryerson, which the city has been in discussions with to possibly bring programming to downtown Niagara Falls.
From the National Post:
It took Russell Phipps just one day to sell his three-bedroom, 1,800-sq.-ft. house in Ajax, Ont., after a fierce bidding war. With an early closing and no place yet to live, the Toronto native moved into a friend’s 550-sq.-ft. Corktown condo in the city to give downtown living a try. It didn’t take long before he realized he wanted out ? far out… Read More…