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Special events prompt Niagara Falls road closures

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From Niagara This Week:

A half-marathon and television taping will result in a number of road closures along the Niagara Parkway and Clifton Hill over the next week.

Following are closures and lane reductions that are scheduled:…

Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon — Sunday, June 4

Live with Kelly & Ryan Television Broadcast

WEGO Service on Monday, June 5

See also:
Niagara Falls Review – Niagara Parks road closures

SEARCH ENGINE: Hydro plants built to impress

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Q: As I was driving in Niagara Falls past Dufferin Islands near the falls, I noticed how beautiful the detailing on the power authority buildings are. It must have been some intensive work to get the shaping of corners and windows on those buildings. The architecture of those buildings are a treasure and I was wondering who cast or built them for the authority?

I made a U-turn and saw part of the engravement is spelled with a “v,” as in avthority. Why is there a “v” instead of a “u” on the engravement?

A: The stately facades of the old power plants along the Niagara Parkway in Queen Victoria Park have stood the test of time…

What beautiful spring weather! (photos)

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Yesterday was a warm and beautiful day in Niagara Falls. As I was out for a walk at lunch, I took a bunch of pictures. Enjoy!

April showers (lots of them) bring before-May flowers

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I posted back at the beginning of March that the crocus and other plants were starting to come up. Well, with all of this rain and temperatures in the teens, the daffodils are everywhere!

Access to Thompson’s Point closed for Wildplay work

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Viewing access at Thompson’s Point on the Niagara Parkway will be closed from March 13 to 31 for the final stages of construction of WildPlay Niagara’s Whirlpool Adventure Course. Read More…

New events expand festival route

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From Niagara Falls Review:

There’ll be a prehistoric addition to this year’s Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.

Among the new additions to the 34th edition of the festival will be a 10-foot-tall 3D woolly mammoth as part of the Canadian wildlife displays at Dufferin Islands…

The expanded eight-kilometre illumination route runs along the Niagara Parkway as well as the surrounding districts of Fallsview Boulevard, Victoria Centre, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane.
“For over three decades now, countless local residents and businesses have come together to support and promote what we feel is the best winter festival celebration anywhere,” Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Janice Thomson said Thursday at a press conference at the Floral Showhouse.

The provincial agency this year invested $300,000 on lighting, programming and infrastructure improvements within Queen Victoria Park.

Adventure course ‘few weeks away’ from opening

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It may not be getting the same hype as the new zipline, but WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course could end up being equally impressive for thrill seekers.

The course is still under construction and is expected to open in about a month along the Niagara Parkway across from the Whirlpool Golf Course at Thompson Point, said WildPlay Niagara Falls spokeswoman Lindsay DiCosimo.

“We’re a few weeks away from opening up,” she said.

It will complement WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls, which opened earlier this month at the base of Clifton Hill.

Car-free section of Niagara Parkway on Canada Day

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

A portion of the Niagara Parkway will be a car-free zone on Canada Day.

And it could be something the Niagara Parks Commission considers more often.

“I wouldn’t say regular because it’s right in the heart of Queen Victoria Park, it’s sort of the centre, so there are reasons why it can’t happen all of the time, but certainly on special occasions it’s worthy of consideration,” said NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson.

A stretch of the parkway from Clifton Hill to Fraser Hill will be off limits to cars between 7 a.m. and midnight on July 1.

The parks commission encourages visitors to bring their bicycles, enjoy a horse-and-carriage ride and take advantage of the Wego bus service, which will operate on its regular route schedule.

Spring has sprung in 2016!

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We’ve an incredibly mild winter with very little snow. We’ve also had some unseasonably warm temperatures lately. All that has led to this… The flowers along the Niagara Parkway are starting to come up! The crocuses are up, and the daffodils and tulips are starting to shoot up. I’m not a big fan of winter, so this is great to see!

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