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    A new look for Table Rock Centre

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    From Niagara This Week:

    For Table Rock Centre, it was time to leave the ’90s behind.

    The bustling plaza next to the Horseshoe Falls has finished the first phase of a major renovation, updating the look of its restaurant and retail shop.

    Maid of the Mist to launch battery-powered, zero-emission vessels

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Maid of the Mist is going green.

    The U.S. company which has been navigating the water of the lower Niagara River for the past 134 years has announced it plans to launch two battery-powered, zero-emission passenger vehicles later this season.

    Tourism industry predicting a successful 2019 season

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    From Niagara This Week:

    While temperatures may still be quite chilly, tourism officials say the 2019 season is shaping up to be a hot one.

    “Niagara Falls is on the wish list of travellers from everywhere around the world,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati. “We are on track once again to have another record-breaking year for visitors coming to Niagara Falls.”

    “With an exchange rate that is still very favourable for our visitors from the U.S., we look forward to continuing to welcome them in strong numbers and to have a another massively successful season.”

    New support ropes installed for Whirlpool Aero Car

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    From Niagara This Week:

    When you’re 103-years-old, a little surgery is inevitable.

    In the case of the Whirlpool Aero Car, one of the oldest tourist attractions in Niagara Falls, it’ll be a major upgrade to the support ropes that have brought millions of people across the Niagara Gorge.

    Though just one of the six support ropes needed to be replaced, work has been going on since January to replace all of them.

    Glowing review for 36th Winter Festival of Lights

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It was another successful season for the Winter Festival of Lights, with increased visitor traffic and donations.

    The 90-day festival, which ran Nov. 3 to Jan. 31, saw 89,350 vehicles and 464 tour buses go through Dufferin Islands, up from the roughly 76,000 vehicles and 400 buses the previous season.

    A quarter century of Oh Canada Eh?

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    From Niagara This Week:

    In the 25 years since Oh Canada Eh? has been offering dinner theatre patrons homegrown songs celebrating the Great White North, Eric Hitchcock has had a front seat through a good deal of them.

    Now general manager of the Niagara Falls-based theatre, Hitchcock was there for the first show on May 17, 1994 — though just as a member of the audience. With a friend in the show, which features performers singing songs either created or made famous by Canadians, Hitchcock wanted to show his support. By the second performance, however, he was put to work, first at the bar of the venue, then located near Clifton Hill and now on Lundy’s Lane, and eventually all manner of duties.

    “Whatever they needed,” he said, “wherever they needed help.”

    Raptor shows coming to Niagara Glen

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A variety of birds of prey will be on display later this month as the Canadian Raptor Conservancy celebrates Father’s Day at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

    Free live raptor shows will be held June 16 and 17 outside the Niagara Parkway facility.

    Fans flock to Comic Con

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Yondu was in the house and the crowds couldn’t get enough.

    Michael Rooker, who played the blue-skinned buccaneer Yondu in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series, was one the main attractions at Niagara Falls Comic Con.

    The 63-year-old actor enjoys meeting with his fans.

    Angels pitching in $3M for Titanic project

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    From Niagara This Week:

    More than a year after first floating the idea, plans to build a Titanic museum in Niagara Falls are steaming ahead with no icebergs in site.

    Fuelled with a $3-million commitment from the Niagara Angel Network, proponents of the attraction hope to welcome aboard their first passengers by the middle of next year.

    While celebrating investments made in the past three years totalling just more than $12 million to help establish 29 businesses including several in Niagara, Angel Network executive director Terry Kadwell also announced plans to pitch in for the Experience Titanic interactive museum planned for Niagara Falls.

    Niagara Falls’ OLG funding surpasses $100-million mark

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The City of Niagara Falls received close to $7 million in the second quarter from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

    In total, $6.81 million was paid out to the City by the provincial gaming agency. The payments are part of a hosting agreement the City of Niagara Falls has with the OLG that compensates the municipality for hosting Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. The latest payment covers the period of July through September. The latest payment brings the total funds received by the City to $14.6 million so far this fiscal year, which began in April.

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