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    Old power plant site eyed for Maid of Mist storage

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Maid of the Mist officials intend to keep their American tour boat operation afloat by building a storage facility on the site of the former Schoellkopf Power Plant near the falls.

    But state officials, pointing to red tape, environmental hurdles and timing, have not warmed to the idea.

    The plan, company officials said Thursday, is to build steel carriages to store boats during the icy winter months. For more than a century, the company has depended on Canadian storage land it will lose in 2014, and officials hope the plan will help the company survive without Canadian tours.

    “We’re going to not stop, we’re going to keep going until we resolve this issue,” Christopher M. Glynn, president of Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co., said at a Thursday news conference. “It is our intent to operate for a long period of time.”

    ‘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.

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