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    Gates wants province to commit to GO timeline

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Wayne Gates is calling on the province to commit to a timeline to extend GO Train service to Niagara.

    “The inclusion of GO to Niagara in the 2016 Budget was a positive step forward and highlights the hard work done by local mayors, councillors, and our Regional Chair,” the Niagara Falls MPP said. “The expansion of GO Train services to Niagara is not about scoring political points.”

    Tourism tug of war: Who is marketing Niagara?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Welcome to the bumpy ride that is regional tourism.

    A new body meant to co-ordinate provincial tourism funding for all of Niagara is just getting off the ground. But the fledgling Regional Tourism Organization has already stumbled into a controversy over an untendered marketing contract.

    Meanwhile, the much-maligned Niagara Economic Development Corp., the regional government-funded agency that runs a separate Tourism Niagara website, is paralyzed by a political debate over its future.

    When the dust settles, Niagara is supposed to have a co-operative, industry-led organization designed to cut through the clutter of competing marketing efforts and help co-ordinate an effective, regional tourism strategy.

    But right now, some industry members feel “it’s hard to do our job,” said Susan Morin, community economic development manager for Venture Niagara.

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