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    In 2024, Total Eclipse Comes to WNY (and Ontario)

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    If you thought Monday’s partial eclipse was cool, just wait seven years.

    On April 8, 2024 — just 2,422 days from now — a total eclipse will cover the entire Western New York region, stretching south through Cleveland, Indianapolis, Dallas and even central Mexico.

    In Niagara Falls, Destination Niagara USA President and CEO John Percy said he’s already preparing for worldwide media coverage in April 2024.

    Noel Buckley to head Scotiabank Convention Centre

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    Noel Buckley, a recognized Niagara Falls, Ont. hospitality industry leader, is returning to Southern Ontario to run the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

    Buckley, 55, has been named the convention center’s president and general manager, filling a position that had vacant for nearly 20 months. Buckley was selected for a national headhunting search. He begins his new Niagara Falls tenure next month.

    Terms of his new contract were not disclosed.

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    Painter out as convention centre boss

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Scotiabank Convention Centre is looking for a new president and general manager.

    Kerry Painter, president and general manager of the Stanley Avenue facility, is no longer with the Centre. The news came following a meeting of the centre’s board of directors on Wednesday morning.

    Sources, who did not want to be identified, said Painter’s “termination was performance related” but councillor Wayne Thomson, who is also chair of the convention board, said that isn’t the case at all.

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    Niagara Falls to Connect to Fun in the Central Florida Sun

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    From a press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT – News) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), will begin Feb. 15, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $79.99* one way.

    “We’re pleased to expand our brand of affordable and convenient travel options in Niagara Falls,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. “We are confident that the residents of Niagara Falls and southern Ontario will appreciate flying nonstop to Orlando and take advantage of the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets.”

    Tourism agency names first CEO

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The head of a leading provincial tourism marketing agency has been named the first chief executive officer of a new Niagara tourism agency.

    Robin Garrett, president of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, was appointed CEO of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, the organization announced Monday.

    “It will be a very exciting opportunity,” Garrett said in an interview about her new role promoting Niagara’s tourism offerings. “It is know internationally. It really does have an opportunity to be a tourism powerhouse for the province and the country,” Garrett said.

    ‘Our interests are … closely aligned:’ Nicholson

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The new agreement on border co-operation between Canada and the U.S., announced Friday by the two countries’ leaders, is a continuation of the existing relationship rather than the start of something radically new, says Canada’s Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, the MP for Niagara Falls.

    “Some of that process has already begun,” Nicholson said Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama announced the creation of a new body aimed at cutting red tape and making it easier to move people and goods across the border.

    President of Niagara Clifton Group has passed away


    I saw this notice in the paper on Saturday. Charles Dudley Davenport Burland, the President of Beefeater Niagara Limited/Niagara Clifton Group passed away last week. Niagara Clifton Group operates the Mystery Maze, Brick City, and several other attractions and a hotel.

    My condolences go out to the Burland family.

    Scotiabank Acquires Naming Rights to New Convention Centre in Niagara Falls

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    From a CNW Group press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    The Niagara Convention & Civic Centre (NCCC) today announced that Scotiabank has acquired the naming rights to the new facility, which will open in April 2011. The Scotiabank Convention Centre (SCC), located a mere 500 yards from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, will draw hundreds of thousands of guests to the multi-purpose facility every year for a diverse range of events and corporate functions. The Centre will be the largest event and meeting facility of its kind in Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region.

    “This is an exciting new step in the evolution of the convention centre,” said Kerry Painter, President & General Manager, Scotiabank Convention Centre. “Our partnership with Scotiabank re-emphasizes the expectations and aspirations of not just the local community and the region, but also of the business sector on a national and international level. The Scotiabank Convention Centre is to be an innovator of unconventional experiences and a model for ‘green standards’. Scotiabank has continuously proven itself to be a community leader nationwide; and today, their investment in Niagara Falls demonstrates that one more time.”

    Two perspectives on casino union vote – ART FRANK

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Art Frank is president of Niagara Casinos.

    Since 1998, the CAW has attempted unsuccessfully to become the trade union representing the associates at Niagara Casinos on four separate occasions.

    The fifth such attempt will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at polling stations at Fallsview Casino and As an organization, we have always maintained we prefer to deal directly with our associates rather than through a third-party like the CAW.

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