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    Casino operator controversy in Niagara

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    From the St Thomas Times Journal:

    Niagara’s mayor and regional chairman have asked the province to scrap plans to select new operators for the region’s two casinos.

    In a letter to Finance Minister Charles Sousa, Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Regional Chairman Alan Caslin asked the government to terminate an ongoing request for pre-qualification and request for proposal process for a new service provider for Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino. Read More…

    Convention Centre halfway done

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Construction of the Niagara Convention and Civic Centre reached its half way point with a topping off ceremony as the last pieces of the roof were installed last Friday.

    Construction began on the centre May 1, 2009 and the doors are scheduled to open April 8, 2011.

    Mayor Ted Salci, MPP Kim Craitor, Regional Chairman Peter Partington and vice-president of Bondfield Construction, John Aquino, all spoke, congratulating the workers on their work in keeping the construction on schedule and in budget.

    “You guys really do work hard,” said Craitor, “I tip my hat to each and every one of you.”

    Delegation from ‘Great Wall’ visits Table Rock

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    There’s a new picture hanging inside Table Rock House -one that symbolizes the friendship and co-operation between two famous attractions a world apart.

    On Thursday, Niagara Parks Commission chairman Jim Williams, Mayor Ted Salci and Regional Chairman Peter Partington welcomed a delegation from China’s YanQing County and the Badaling Great Wall Administration to Table Rock.

    The NPC has a partnership with officials there for cross promotion of the two iconic destinations and for the exchange of information about preservation efforts.

    The parties unveiled a picture of the Great Wall of China as part of the official greeting ceremony.

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