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    There’s more to Niagara than just the Falls

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    From Canada.com:

    In the morning you’re on a catamaran a few feet from the base of the world’s best-known waterfall, with green water the colour of a Chinese vase thundering down from above and enveloping you in a mad, swirling mist. At lunch you’re sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in a posh dining room overlooking ripening vineyards.

    Later in the day you catch an intense production of Dracula at the world-renowned Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then stop at the craft brewery in town before finishing things off with dinner.

    I’ve probably been to Niagara Falls a dozen times now, and I seem to discover a different version each time.

    Redesigning around GO

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    In addition to the economic, real-estate and quality-of-life benefits year-round GO train service is expected to bring to Niagara Falls when it arrives in 2023, it also provides an opportunity to redevelop the area surrounding the downtown station.

    Denise Landry, a planner with Niagara Region, presented council with an update on the Niagara Falls GO hub and transit station study project Tuesday evening.

    The purpose of the study is to prepare key deliverables for each station area in Niagara, such as the VIA rail station on Bridge Street in downtown Niagara Falls.

    Wine, whisky and drama: More to Niagara than just the Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    In the morning you’re on a catamaran a few feet from the base of the world’s best-known waterfall, with green water the colour of a Chinese vase thundering down from above and enveloping you in a mad, swirling mist. At lunch you’re sipping Cabernet Sauvignon in a posh dining room overlooking ripening vineyards.

    Later in the day you catch an intense production of Dracula at the world-renowned Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then stop at the craft brewery in town before finishing things off with an authentic Thai dinner.

    Concerns over Niagara Falls casino jobs not being taken seriously: Diodati

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    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…

    Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

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    From a Marketwired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday with a nationwide celebration, ‘Canada 150’ and the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa invites guests to celebrate right at the heart of it all. And the Niagara Region is going a step above, hosting a localized ‘Niagara 150’ event in conjunction with Canada 150. Combined these events celebrate Canada and the Niagara Region. The festivities include a number of special events, free admission to historic Canadian locations and more. Marriott’s iconic luxury Niagara Falls hotel is poised to be the perfect home base for those looking to celebrate.
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    Ottawa urged to address long waits at Niagara border crossings

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    From the Globe and Mail:

    Wait times at Canada’s second-busiest border crossing can stretch to hours, according to mayors and bridge authorities in Ontario’s Niagara Region who are pleading with Ottawa to boost staffing levels to ease the congestion, especially as the busy Peace Bridge prepares to reduce its operating lanes next month.

    Escape: Niagara Falls, Canada

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    From the Norwich (Connecticut) Bulletin:

    With the economy making the U.S. dollar worth almost a third more across our northern border, now is a great time to grab your passport and escape to Canada’s Niagara Region for a chance to view the beauty and power of Niagara Falls, the collective name for the three waterfalls on the Niagara River that drain Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.

    Straddling the international border between New York State and the province of Ontario, the Niagara Falls were formed during the last ice age as water from the newly formed Great Lakes made its way to the Atlantic Ocean approximately 25,000 to 21,000 years ago. Renowned for both their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power, Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls are a true wonder to see and well worth the time spent getting there.

    Gates wants province to commit to GO timeline

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Wayne Gates is calling on the province to commit to a timeline to extend GO Train service to Niagara.

    “The inclusion of GO to Niagara in the 2016 Budget was a positive step forward and highlights the hard work done by local mayors, councillors, and our Regional Chair,” the Niagara Falls MPP said. “The expansion of GO Train services to Niagara is not about scoring political points.”

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