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    Falls fireworks return this weekend

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    The Niagara Parks Commission, host of the longest-running fireworks series in Canada, has announced the season will officially begin Friday with the free Coca-Cola concert series starting at 8 p.m. at Queen Victoria Park’s illumination stage in Niagara Falls.

    This will be followed by the sights and sounds of the Pizza Pizza Falls Fireworks at 10 p.m.

    The parks commission will light up the skies every Friday, Sunday and holiday from Friday to Sept. 6.

    Gorge wall gets a spring tune-up

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s a job with a great view -as long as you are not afraid of heights.

    “I find it exciting every time I go over,” said Gordon Rosa, a mason supervisor with the Niagara Parks Commission.

    Each year, Rosa and his crew climb into a cage which is then lifted over the retaining wall near the brink of the falls by a large crane, and they are lowered into the gorge.

    It’s all part of the annual rock scaling operation along the great gorge wall on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls. The job lasts about a week.

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