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Niagara Falls council wants ‘flawed’ casino RFP process stopped

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From Niagara This Week:

The city plans to explore all “available legal avenues” with the hopes of getting the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to halt the process of procuring a new operator for Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort.

At a special council meeting on June 22, council voted unanimously in support of a resolution that refers to OLG’s request for proposals (RFP) process as “flawed” with its emphasis on revenue for the province, while ignoring economic development and job creation.

According to a report completed by HLT consultants on behalf of the City, the OLG’s plan could result in the loss of up to 1,400 jobs at the two casinos.

Casino operator controversy in Niagara

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From the St Thomas Times Journal:

Niagara’s mayor and regional chairman have asked the province to scrap plans to select new operators for the region’s two casinos.

In a letter to Finance Minister Charles Sousa, Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Regional Chairman Alan Caslin asked the government to terminate an ongoing request for pre-qualification and request for proposal process for a new service provider for Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino. Read More…

Shining the light on Niagara

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From the St Catharines Standard:

For 54 years, Peter Gordon played to an audience of millions.

The Niagara Falls resident estimates thousands of people a night – between 90,000 to 150,000 on a summer night – have been entertained by his rainbow of lights on both the Horseshoe and American Falls.

“It made you feel kind of powerful some days to see all those people out there and they’re looking at my work,” the 83-year-old said.

On April 30, Gordon spent his last shift as a lights operator at the Niagara Falls Illumination building.

“It was time to go,” he said with a smile.

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