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March Break in Niagara Parks

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The Niagara Parks Blog recently posted about a lot of activities that they will have running over the March Break. These include:

  • Northern Owls at the Butterfly Conservatory
  • March Break Matinees at Old Fort Erie
  • Print your own tribute for Canada 150
  • Save with the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Check out the blog posting for more details

City wants local voices on NPC board

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The city wants two vacancies on the Niagara Parks board of commissioners to be filled by local residents and not “provincial bureaucrats” from outside the region. Read More…

No shortage of interest in NPC job fair

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission is on pace to receive approximately 200 applications from Saturday’s job fair, which would go a long way to achieving the agency’s need to recruit 350 students this year. Read More…

Dufferin Islands pedestrian bridge to be repaired

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Access to the centre island pedestrian bridge at Dufferin Islands, from Burning Springs Hill, will be closed for two weeks for repairs.

The maintenance work is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Wood joists and supports will be replaced, as well as portions of the railings and deck boards before levelling the approaches to the pedestrian bridge.

Butterfly Conservatory looks at the lives of owls

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From Niagara This Week:

When staff at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory planned for exhibits for Ontario’s 150th birthday, naturally they looked up to kick things off.

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Ontario’s Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Northern Owls Exhibit

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From Niagara at Large:

The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to present Northern Owls, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that offers a unique look into the intriguing world of owls.
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Spring has sprung early at Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s still a couple of months before those first crocuses poke their flowery heads above ground, but those who are feeling winter-weary can get a little taste of spring now at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse.

The showhouse’s annual spring display is now in full bloom and will stay that way until April 6.

Some of the plants featured in the display include Primula, Calceolaria, Cyclamen, Cineraria, Schizanthus, forced bulbs and shrubs.

Temporary closures for Niagara Parks attractions

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From Niagara This Week:

A pair of Niagara Parks attractions will be closed temporarily over the next few weeks.

The shutdowns at the Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara’s Fury attractions are to accommodate for annual maintenance programs. These closures allow Niagara Parks staff to carry out needed maintenance to ensure the continued operation of these popular year-round attractions…

Niagara’s Fury will close on Jan. 16, reopening by Feb. 11. Wonder Pass holders will be able to substitute for admission to NPC’s Floral Showhouse or the IMAX Theatre during this period.

Conservatory to temporarily close for maintenance

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission’s Butterfly Conservatory will undergo a metamorphosis of sorts in the coming days.

The popular tourist attraction will temporarily close Jan. 9 to allow staff to carry out general maintenance and cleaning jobs that can’t be completed when the site is open to the public.

It will re-open Jan. 16.

The large trees and vines in the tropical enclosure will be trimmed back, plants will be rearranged and paths will be given a good scrub down, said curator Cheryl Tyndall.

The seven-day closure will also allow for the first phase of a project to renovate the auditorium.

SEARCH ENGINE: Hanging three million lights

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Q: How long does it take to put up the Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls? I’m also curious as to where they are stored in the off season.

A: It takes more than two times longer to put up all those lights than it does to take them down.

Niagara Parks Commission Chief Operating Officer David Adames said teams from Niagara Parks and Winter Festival of Lights spend about 10 to 12 weeks setting up the various installations.

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