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    Maves, Jeffs appointed to Niagara Parks Commission

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Two former regional councillors have been appointed to the Niagara Parks Commission board.

    Bart Maves, a former Niagara Falls councillor, and April Jeffs, former mayor of Wainfleet, were appointed to the commission Jan. 31 by the Progressive Conservative government.

    They will each serve a three-year term.

    Minister’s door open: Craitor

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The door to Tourism and Culture Minister Michael Chan’s office is always open and the minister will look at ways of increasing tourism in Niagara Falls, Kim Craitor said Thursday.

    Craitor, who represents Niagara Falls at Queen’s Park and who is also the parliamentary assistant to Chan, made the remarks in a telephone interview with former provincial Progressive Conservative party leader John Tory on Newstalk 1010’s The Live Drive program, Craitor.

    “The answer is the door is always open,” Craitor told Tory when asked if the minister would consider looking into getting the Niagara Parks Commission to change its decision to not allow a walk across the Niagara Gorge in front of the Horseshoe Falls by Nik Wallenda.

    “The minister will listen to ideas from anyone, including Mr. Wallenda, Craitor said.

    Believe it or not, Hudak skips potentially embarrassing Niagara Falls attraction

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    From the Canadian Press (via Yahoo! News):

    Campaign officials work hard to keep their leader in the best possible light and out of potentially embarrassing situations.

    So it seemed too good to be true Saturday when Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s schedule indicated he would visit the Ripley’s Believe It or Not attraction in Niagara Falls, Ont.,

    Journalists were salivating at all the jokes that could be made, to say nothing of what the Liberals and the NDP hoped would come out of the photo-op.

    Perhaps someone at Tory headquarters realized the fun critics could have with a photo of Hudak underneath the words “believe it or not,” because the event was cancelled at the last minute.

    Falls will feel HST pinch: PC critic

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Dalton McGuinty will have his hands in honeymooners’ pockets with the introduction of the harmonized sales tax, according to the Progressive Conservative party’s tourism critic.
    Ted Arnott, MPP for Wellington-Halton Hills, was in Niagara Falls Tuesday to talk tourism. Speaking to a group of residents and tourists at the bottom of Clifton Hill, he outlined some possible effects the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) could have on tourism in the honeymoon capital.
    “It (the HST) is going to impact negatively on tourism,” said Arnott.

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