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Kicking off tourism season Friday

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Tourism officials in Niagara are expecting another solid tourism season as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Jackie Phillip, manager of the two Ontario travel information centres in Niagara, said she has talked to a few tourism officials who expect to see business increase between 10 and 20 per cent.

“If we get a 10 per cent increase across the board I’d be thrilled and I think with Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th, and with the US dollar the way it is and with the internationals that are travelling, I think we can do it,” she said.

The King reigns supreme at Niagara Falls Elvis Festival

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Real estate agent Sylvain Leduc travelled to Niagara over the weekend but it wasn’t to check out the region’s hot real estate market.

The Quebec resident was a competitor in the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at Greg Frewin Theatre.

Leduc began entertaining family and friends with his Elvis Presley skills when he was just 15.

“I grew up with his music,” he said Saturday as he prepared to take to the stage for the second round of the competition. “It’s almost the only music I’ve listened to all my life.”

While he has performed as an Elvis tribute artist — referred to as an ETA — for decades, he didn’t enter the competition circuit until a few years ago.

MAGIC IN THE MIST: NIAGARA FALLS ON FILM

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This article on FilmSchoolRejects.com talks a lot about the history of Niagara Falls in the movies. It includes references to the Marilyn Monroe movie, as well as others

Niagara Falls is one of the most famous natural wonders in the world. It only makes sense that it has appeared onscreen many times throughout the years. Niagara Falls has been featured in many different types of films, including traditional narrative films, travelogues, and of course documentaries. Each of these different forms of filmmaking offers a unique perspective on Niagara, in terms of the landscape, its mythical qualities, the culture surrounding it, and how humans interact with such a huge force of nature.

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.

Big Top Sign Going Up

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Here is a link to a video of the New Big Top Attraction having their sign installed:

Posted by Emily Butko on Friday, May 12, 2017

Mayors highlight community development

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Six mayors fielded questions from the Niagara business community Wednesday and highlighted some recent developments in their municipalities.
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Niagara Falls thunders into your heart

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From The Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL):

Visitors hear the falls long before they see them. Each second, 74,000 gallons of water rush at 40 mph toward the brink and thunder over Niagara Falls.

The water of the Niagara is not only noisy, it is beautiful. On a sunny day, the current roils to reveal forces of crystal, Caribbean-blue water. On a cloudy day, the palette darkens to a deeper blue, similar to a summer sky at magic hour. It’s the limestone that keeps the water clear; the limestone escarpment that follows the Niagara starts way back along the central section of the Mississippi River. We see it above ground in the bluffs and caves that line Midwestern waterways. Reportedly it goes underground to rise again out east. Or so I have been told. There’s plenty of folklore and facts about the great falls found on the border between Ontario, Canada, and New York State.

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