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    Media Advisory – Minister Nicholson to Attend Annual Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls

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

    The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, will speak at the 31st Annual Winter Festival of Lights opening festivities to honour Canada’s Veterans of the Korean War and highlight their contributions and sacrifices.

    Governments launch the Niagara Falls WEGO system into service

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    From the Government of Canada:

    The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Michael Chan, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Kim Craitor, MPP for Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Fort Erie and Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Tourism); His Worship Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls; and Janice Thomson, Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), today marked the launch into service of the Niagara Falls Visitor Transportation System – WEGO. Service officially began on August 20, 2012.

    WEGO officially a go

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    From Niagara This Week:

    “This is a very important moment for Niagara Region,” Nicholson said. “It required a lot of work and dedication over the years. It is an important component in what we’re doing to find better ways of moving people around and extending their stay.

    “This will do just that.”

    Both the federal and provincial governments contributed $25 million to the project and Nicholson called it money well spent.

    “It increases the availability for all the attractions to all people,” he said.

    And away… WEGO!

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The replacement for the aging Peoplemover transit system in Niagara Falls now has a name — WEGO.

    The brand is meant to be a fun pairing of the words “we,” meaning friendship and social activity with “go” to emphasize adventure and exploration. The name was unveiled Thursday in a joint statement by the federal and provincial governments, the Niagara Parks Commission and the City of Niagara Falls. The name was chosen, the statement read, because it easily distinguishes the new Niagara Falls Visitor Transportation System from the conventional municipal system.

    “WEGO is another step forward for improving bus service in Niagara Falls,” said Niagara Falls MP and Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson, speaking on behalf of the federal government. “The new system will be a great benefit to the area; it will support the local economy, provide residents and visitors with greater transit options, reduce traffic congestion and support better air quality.”

    ‘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.

    Feds want passport views

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The federal government won’t move ahead with its plan to incorporate biometric technology into passports until Canadians have had a chance to weigh in on it.

    Pamela Stephens, a spokeswoman for Justice Minister and Attorney General Rob Nicholson, said Friday the minister’s office has been assured by Passport Canada that the agency intends to conduct public consultations, which will likely commence in early April.

    The federal government has talked about introducing biometric passports as far back as 2008. The plan was mentioned again in last week’s speech from the throne. However, the government’s proposed 2010 budget, unveiled last week, didn’t provided specific details about funding for the initiative.

    Some local tourism officials have expressed support in principle for biometrics, but want to know if the changes will mean Canadians will have to pay more to acquire the important border-crossing documents.

    “Before price is established, there will be a public consultation process,” said Stephens. “In the second part of that process, they will introduce a fee structure, so they’re going to consult Canadians on a price before anything is … announced.”

    “That will be an important part for people, particularly in the Niagara area.”

    $50 M for new People Mover

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A long-awaited city-owned People Mover system in Niagara Falls is finally poised to become reality, with the province and federal government announcing Monday they’re going to pump $50 million into the project.

    The concept for a new People Mover system has been kicked around for years. At one time it was even envisioned as a high-tech monorail system in the tourism district.

    The new city-owned People Mover system of buses is separate from the Niagara Parks Commission’s People Mover system, which transports people between Parks properties and has been around for decades.

    “The Government of Canada is proud to be a long-time supporter of this project,” said Niagara Falls MP and federal justice minister Rob Nicholson. “The Niagara People Mover will contribute to easier movement of people in this great city.”

    Canada and Ontario Invest in Niagara People Mover Project

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    From a Marketwire press release:

    he City of Niagara Falls will soon benefit from a new bus system thanks to a joint investment by the Governments of Canada and Ontario, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Kim Craitor, MPP for Niagara Falls, and His Worship Ted Salci, Mayor of Niagara Falls, announced today.

    “The Government of Canada is proud to be a long-time supporter of this project,” said Minister Nicholson. “The Niagara People Mover will contribute to easier movement of people in this great city. We are happy to join with the Government of Ontario and the City in making this long-awaited project a reality.”

    $850 K for historic Hydro landmark

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A total of $850,000 will soon be pumped into the historic Toronto Power generating station.

    Niagara Falls MP and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque Friday, in addition to announcing the federal government will chip in a $425,000 infrastructure investment as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to stimulate the economy. The province, through the Niagara Parks Commission, will match the amount.

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