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    Emergency crews use rope to guide stranded hikers to safety at Niagara Gorge

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    From CTV News:

    Emergency crews used a rope line to guide hikers to safety after they got stranded in a gorge at Niagara Falls, Ont.

    Police say several hikers, including three adults, two children and a dog, got into some difficulty Saturday afternoon while walking up the Niagara Gorge off a marked trail below Thompson’s Point.

    Police say the hikers effectively became trapped and couldn’t move up or down the gorge.

    Scotiabank Convention Centre big hit with visitors

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Pretty impressive.

    That’s what most people were saying on the weekend after getting their first opportunity to tour the new $100-million Scotiabank Convention Centre on Stanley Ave., near Dunn St., in Niagara Falls.

    The biggest headache for most drivers was getting stuck in long lines of traffic just making their way to the centre, and then trying to find a parking spot.

    On Saturday afternoon, there were times when cars were backed up on Stanley Ave., all the way to Ferry St., and it wasn’t much better for those coming from the south end at McLeod Rd.

    The King dethroned

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The King was here, but his followers missed the memo.

    The first annual Niagara Falls Elvis Festival was marred by slim crowds and some angry vendors over the weekend.

    Most wondered why the event wasn’t promoted more, and felt sorry for the top notch entertainers gathered at Oakes Garden Theatre.

    “One of the Elvis’ said (on Friday), ‘I’m not sticking around, there’s no one to sing to,’ ” said vendor Sheila Szalai, who paid nearly $600 with her husband Karl to operate a jewelry booth for the three-day event. By Saturday afternoon, they had made just two sales.

    “We won’t be back.”

    The sour mood hung over the venue Saturday as Elvis tribute artists played to barely 150 people by late afternoon. It was a far cry from the thousands organizers expected for the inaugural event.

    “This is stupid, this place should be packed,” said Niagara Falls resident Della Meunier. “I love Elvis, and I am very disappointed for this. Fans just didn’t know it was going on.

    “Why was it kept so secretive?”

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