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OLG shake-up may expedite casino lease: Craitor

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From Niagara This Week:

A shake-up at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation may help to secure Casino Niagara’s future, says Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor.

On Monday, Dwight Duncan, the minister responsible for the OLG, made public expense claim reports and receipts for OLG’s executive and senior-level staff from Jan. 1, 2007, to Dec. 31, 2008, and accepted the resignation of OLG Chair Michael Gough and the entire board of directors.

The first action of the interim board was to end Kelly McDougald’s employment as CEO of the OLG.

“I’m pleased. I’ve always expressed concerns over dealing with the OLG,” said Craitor. “I sometimes felt because it is arm’s length it’s too far away from the community.”

City gets extension on people mover application

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From Niagara This Week:

The federal government has issued the city an extension to apply for a $25-million grant for its version of a people mover system.

The deadline to submit an application was June but Mayor Ted Salci recently reported he secured a one-year extension to allow for more time to prepare a business plan, which is currently being undertaken, said Salci.

“We’re taking a P3 (public-private partnership) approach to finance the project,” he said.

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