People mover deal needs more time

From the Niagara Falls Review: It will take at least two more meetings for the city and Niagara Parks Commission to work out a deal to jointly run a people mover bus system that will shuttle tourists among Niagara Falls attractions, commission chairwoman Fay Booker says. “We have a draft agreement in front of us…

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City, NPC trying to finalize people mover plans

From the Niagara Falls Review: A deal that could lead to a new mass-transit system serving the tourism areas could be finalized as early as Friday, the mayor and Niagara Parks Commission manager say. Mayor Ted Salci is scheduled to meet with Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Fay Booker and general manager John Kernahan Friday, in…

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City, NPC closing in on People Mover deal

From the Niagara Falls Review: Niagara Falls council and the Niagara Parks Commission appear to be closing in on a deal to operate some kind of joint-venture People Mover System, as they face a June 30 deadline to take advantage of $50 million in government assistance or lose it. “We’re down to the wire,” Mayor…

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Jon Montgomery at Imax Theater in March 2010

Yes, I know that I am over 3 months late on this one, but better late than never… Back in March, the Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre hosted a free evening where they were previewing a new film called Extreme. To help with the promotion, they brought in Jon Montgomery. Jon won a gold-medal in skeleton…

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Bigger N.F., Ont. trolley planned

From Buffalo Business First: An expanded Niagara Falls, Ont., people-mover system could be ready for tourists by next spring. Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci said he is confident that a few remaining issues, mostly centered on financing the rubber-tired trolleys, can be worked out in the next few weeks with his own city council, as…

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Convention Centre halfway done

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…

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N.F., Ont. convention center progressing

From Buffalo Business First: One year to the day that ground was broken on the $100 million Niagara Convention & Civic Centre, the project hit a major milestone. The 288,000-square-foot Stanley Avenue center, being constructed just a short walk from the Niagara Fallsview Casino in the thriving Niagara Falls, Ont., was officially “topped” off Friday…

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People mover talks progressing

From the Niagara Falls Review: Talks aimed at creating an integrated people mover system are underway. After parting ways more than a year ago, city and Niagara Parks officials are back at the table discussing opportunities to create a single, seamless transit system to link tourist districts with areas currently serviced by the NPC’s familiar…

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Delegation from ‘Great Wall’ visits Table Rock

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…

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