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    Rooftop roller coaster latest addition to Clifton Hill

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Clifton Hill has long been described as ‘carnival-like.’ Cotton candy. Ferris wheel. Go-karts. Pretty soon, you can add roller coaster.

    Owner Ian Paul calls it the world’s first rooftop coaster, located above the House of Frankenstein haunted house. With installation nearly complete, it now needs approval from the province’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority, which could be a lengthy process.

    While he’s hoping to have it operating by Thanksgiving, Paul says next March is more likely.

    Red Arrows to fly over Niagara Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Britain’s Red Arrows are gearing up for a Niagara Falls flyby in August.

    The iconic display team of the Royal Air Force is to soar over the city Aug. 28 as part of a six-city tour of Canada starting Aug. 8 in Halifax. Details for the flyover have yet to be announced. Niagara Parks Commission likewise had no information yet on what, if any, plans are in the works.

    Niagara Parks notes road closures on holiday weekend

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    From Niagara This Week:

    If you’re heading to Niagara Parks property or attractions on the long Civic Holiday weekend, the commission said that people should be aware of some road closures.

    The holiday weekend is a chance to witness the Siege of Fort Erie Re-enactment or to take in a free live concert following by fireworks over the falls, the Parks said. To handle the lineup of events and celebrations planned, the following road closures will be in effect on Sunday, Aug. 4

    Tweet revenge: Demers says Marineland called cops over Twitter post

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Marineland and animal rights activist Phil Demers have been talking at each other, through their lawyers, for the past six years.

    But it took just six words to bring the police to his door this week, Demers says: “Life is short, steal a walrus.”

    He put out the six-word Twitter post Tuesday evening and by noon the next day Niagara Regional Police officers were at his home in Chippawa.

    Man survives being swept over Horseshoe Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A man survived being swept over the Horseshoe Falls early Tuesday morning.

    Niagara Parks Police said at approximately 4 a.m. they were alerted to a report of a person in crisis at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

    Falls part of Niagara’s UNESCO Geopark effort

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The push to have Niagara declared a UNESCO Geopark has come to Niagara Falls.

    In May, Patrick McKeever, a geologist and professor by trade who eventually helped create the UNESCO Global Geoparks label, made a case to Niagara Regional council the global designation would promote tourism and bring international recognition to Niagara’s cultural and geological assets.

    On Tuesday, members of a steering committee called Ohnia:kara Aspiring Global Geopark, made a similar presentation to Niagara Falls city council.

    Niagara Falls turning Raptor Red Monday

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Niagara Falls will turn red Monday night in support of the Toronto Raptors as they head into Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors.

    If the Raptors win, they win their first NBA championship.

    Falls Comic Con draws big crowds

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Appearing at Niagara Falls Comic Con was like coming home for Lance Henriksen.

    The American actor, best known as the android Bishop in two films in the Alien franchise and the cult classics Pumpkinhead and Near Dark, recently spent several months in Toronto filming a movie and was eager to return north of the border.

    He was also pleased the comic con was held in June as opposed to the dead of winter.

    New Falls casino operators June 11

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment is expected to assume day-to-day operations at the two casinos in Niagara Falls June 11.

    The commercial gaming company, headquartered in Connecticut, will also operate the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre, scheduled to open later this year.

    MGE was selected by Ontario Lottery and Gaming in September to be the new service provider following a procurement process.

    Marineland attributes deaths of two deer to activist-triggered stampede

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Marineland has temporarily closed its deer park after officials say two people intentionally caused the animals to stampede Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two deer.

    In a news release issued Sunday, the tourist attraction said “we are deeply disturbed by the shocking incident.”

    “This has never happened before and our guests have always, as a general rule, behaved responsibly in the deer park,” the statement read. “We are all upset by this terrible act against innocent animals. In order to protect our animals, we are closing the deer park to make modifications to prevent this type of incident from ever happening again.”

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