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    Opening day brings addition to fence for Marineland

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A familiar sight will be awaiting Marineland when it opens for its 58th season Saturday: Protestors.

    But those protestors will be seeing something different: A long, blacked-out section of the fence dividing the property from Portage Road. It spans the grounds where protestors are legally allowed to gather, in the area across from the Rapidsview parking lot.

    Falls will get ‘family-friendly’ park

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Next year, the city will have a new a pocket park that’s being dubbed “Niagara Falls Adventure Park.”

    The “family friendly” park will be constructed at 730 Cedar Ave., between Main Street and Portage Road, on the site of an already demolished home about a block behind City Hall.

    The park will consist of a natural play area and will include features named for people and places from the Falls’ history. It has been designed to mimic the natural landscape of Niagara Falls.

    Marineland to remain on CAZA radar

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation committee has stopped short of giving Marineland a clean bill of health.

    A report on findings from an inspection at the Niagara Falls theme park was released Wednesday afternoon. While inspectors who were at the Portage Road park found water quality and staffing to be adequate the day of the August 23 inspection, an inspection of water quality logs did find problems that CAZA wants addressed.

    “Detailed examination of water quality logs and animal health records as well as interviews with some ex-employees, however, raise questions about how effectively the water quality systems in the three pools (stadium, arena and sea lion) are working,” the report said.

    Marineland celebrates 50th anniversary

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    No trip to Niagara Falls, Ont. would be complete for families without a visit to world-famous Marineland.

    Located less than one mile from the falls on Portage Road, Marineland is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

    My late wife, Diane and I took our two children -Tammy and Todd – to this amazing attraction several times over the years. My children are now taking their children for visits to Marineland.

    Parks open for business

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    When Archie Katzman banged a gavel on the wooden table promptly at 10 a.m., it signalled to about 40 spectators the start of a new era for the Niagara Parks Commission.

    The open era.

    For the first time in its 124- year history, members of the public were allowed to watch commissioners in action. It was standing room only in a committee room at Oak Hall, prompting Katzman, the acting chairman who has been on the commission since 1971, to comment on how many people were interested enough to attend the first meeting.

    “We did not expect to see this many people,” said Katzman, who has filled in as chairman since Jim Williams resigned in December.

    Commissioners are “encouraged” by the interest in the goings-on at the commission, which is responsible for preserving, promoting and enhancing the area around Horseshoe Falls and the land along the Niagara River, he added.

    To accommodate the crowd, the meeting was moved from the boardroom at the Portage Road office to a larger committee room. Staff put out wooden folding chairs -the kind that are comfortable for about an hour – as a visitors gallery.

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