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Niagara Parks partners with Metrolinx for new Go Train travel package

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Metrolinx and Niagara Parks are teaming up to make it easier for people to experience one of the country’s top tourism destinations.

The provincial transit agency’s seasonal Go Train service from downtown Toronto to Niagara resumes June 23 and, with the new partnership with Niagara Parks, visitors will be able to purchase travel packages that combine a round-trip GO Train ticket with access to the Wego transportation system.

“We are truly excited to be working with Metrolinx on this project as we invite visitors to immerse themselves in the rich history, world-renowned gardens, trails and pathways and breathtaking natural beauty that characterize Niagara Parks and the entire Niagara region,” Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission, said Monday at Table Rock.

Niagara Parks unveils Canada 150 projects

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Canada’s 150th birthday will have Niagara Parks Commission gardeners busy this spring.

Interactive gardens, a revitalized Niagara Glen and 30,000 red and white tulips will greet tourists this summer for the NPC’s commemorative programming for the country’s year-long celebration.

Backed with $563,000 from the province’s Ontario150 Funding Program, the NPC has undertaken five legacy projects with the theme of Rooted.’

During a media conference Tuesday, parks commission chairwoman Janice Thomson said the projects “speak to our mission and the ‘roots’ we have established over our rich 132-year history.” They also touch upon NPC’s anniversary campaign theme of Begin Here, “signifying Niagara Parks’ importance as a natural, cultural and heritage gateway.”

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Butterfly Conservatory welcomes critters for Ontario’s birthday

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From the Niagara Falls Review (includes 14 photos):

The Butterfly Conservatory is hosting a new exhibit, ‘Wild Ontario – A Celebration of Ontario’s Biodiversity’ will be open to the public from April 29 until June 6. The exhibit, part of the Niagara Parks Commission’s ‘Begin Here’ Ontario 150th celebrations and created by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, is also funded through the government’s Ontario 150 funding program.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Wild Ontario Exhibit

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From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to welcome a new family-friendly, educational exhibit “Wild Ontario – A Celebration of Ontario’s Biodiversity,” that will be taking place at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, June 11.

Visitors will be introduced to various fascinating species of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and invertebrates, all native to this province. Interactive and bilingual displays will explain Ontario’s three different Ecozones: the Hudson Bay Lowlands, the Ontario Shield and the Mixed Wood Plains, as well as the unique regions and habitats that can be found within these Ecozones.

A Piece of History Gets Renovated

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From the Niagara Parks blog:

Drive through Dufferin Islands and you’ll notice a hut constructed of stone boulders located at the base of Burning Spring Hill. The former police hut is the last of its kind still standing from 1907 and will be renovated to preserve a significant piece of history within Niagara Parks.

A complete overhaul will commence in Spring 2017 including a new cedar roof with copper cap, repaired block work, new masonry ledgers on existing window openings, and a number of structural repairs to wood and concrete throughout.

Once completed it will serve as a location for light displays, interpretive information on Dufferin Islands and some explanation of the plants and animals of the area.

March Break in Niagara Parks

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The Niagara Parks Blog recently posted about a lot of activities that they will have running over the March Break. These include:

  • Northern Owls at the Butterfly Conservatory
  • March Break Matinees at Old Fort Erie
  • Print your own tribute for Canada 150
  • Save with the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Check out the blog posting for more details

City wants local voices on NPC board

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The city wants two vacancies on the Niagara Parks board of commissioners to be filled by local residents and not “provincial bureaucrats” from outside the region. Read More…

No shortage of interest in NPC job fair

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission is on pace to receive approximately 200 applications from Saturday’s job fair, which would go a long way to achieving the agency’s need to recruit 350 students this year. Read More…

Dufferin Islands pedestrian bridge to be repaired

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Access to the centre island pedestrian bridge at Dufferin Islands, from Burning Springs Hill, will be closed for two weeks for repairs.

The maintenance work is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Wood joists and supports will be replaced, as well as portions of the railings and deck boards before levelling the approaches to the pedestrian bridge.

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